Kandi Mossett: Strengthen Our Communities and Defend the Earth

Cultural Resilience to Strengthen Our Communities and Defend the Earth

Kandi Mossett (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara), Native Energy and Climate Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), has emerged as a leading voice in the fight against environmental racism at Standing Rock and beyond. Kandi shares the powerful story of how her community drew on its cultural resilience to resist fracking in North Dakota, and how the re-assertion of tribal sovereignty, revitalization of language and restoration of traditional foodways can point the way to a just transition to a clean energy future for all of us.

Introduction by Cara Romero, Bioneers Indigeneity Program Director.

This speech was given at the 2017 Bioneers Conference.

Find out more about Kandi Mossett and how you can engage with her campaigns and efforts by visiting the Indigenous Environmental Network or following @mhawea.

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