Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) 2017-11-30T20:11:05+00:00

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues.

IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, and the health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.


Fort Berthold Just Transition Project
As oil and natural gas development expands in the MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) Nation, current air and water quality needs to be studied and recorded, along with additional continued monitoring, to determine how the air and water quality have changed. There are currently no local existing air quality data for the MHA Nation communities. There were never any baseline studies done prior to the oil and natural gas development. There are currently nearly 1,000 active wells located on the reservation producing over 300,000 barrels of oil per day. There could be potentially another 2,400 additional wells in the future. It is very important to gain an accurate reading of air quality in the MHA Nation before natural gas drilling expands significantly.
Amount $200,000
Year(s) 2016-2018
Region US
Primary Approach Other Community Support
General Operations
Amount $200,000
Year(s) 2015-2016
Region US
Primary Approach Collaboration and Movement Building
Indigenous Environmental Network Delegation to COP21
Travel to the COP21 meeting in Paris
Amount $10,000
Year(s) 2015
Region US
Primary Approach Travel