Indigenous Environmental Network

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Indigenous Environmental Network is incorporated under the non-profit organizational name of Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island.

Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others. IEN convenes local, regional and national meetings on environmental and economic justice issues, and provides support, resources and referral to Indigenous communities and youth throughout primarily North America – and in recent years – globally.

Exective Director is Tom Goldtooth.

Lee connection

The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, based in Albuquerque, works very closely with Pam Tau Lee, since the mid 1990s.

She also works closely with the Indigenous Environmental Network, a network of various tribal representatives and community groups from native lands all over the U.S. and in Canada. Also the the Southern Organizing Committee for Environmental and Economic Justice.[1]

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Coordinating Committee

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Coordinating Committee, as of 2015;[2]


  1. [Full text of "Community and union organizing, and environmental justice in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1967-2000 : oral history transcript / 2003"]
  2. Global Justice Alliance CC