Movement Building: Jemez Principles
Pipeline Fighters Hub / Bold Alliance works to adhere to and encourages all organizers to apply the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing, which were developed at a meeting hosted by Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (SNEEJ), Jemez, New Mexico, Dec. 1996.
Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing
Movement Building: Promise to Protect
Bold Nebraska (a project of Bold Alliance) is a member of the steering committee of the Promise to Protect, a coalition of Tribes, Indigenous leaders, farmers and ranchers, and climate justice organizers who’ve been working together to build a movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground: Indigenous Environmental Network, Native Organizers Alliance, NDN Collective, Wiconi un Tipi, Dakota Rural Action, Northern Plains Resource Council, and 350.org.
The “Promise” is an actual commitment taken by more than 50,000 individuals to “travel to the pipeline route to engage in peaceful, creative resistance to Keystone XL if a call is put out by frontline communities to help stop this Black Snake. We will make a series of stands along the route – nonviolent but resolute displays of our continued opposition to a project that endangers us all. Join native and non-native communities in the Promise to Protect the land, water, and climate.”
The Promise to Protect Training Tour during 2019 trained 1,160 organizers across the U.S. in 9 cities to follow Indigenous leadership to take non-violent direct action against fossil fuel infrastructure from entering their communities.
Movement Building: Cowboy Indian Alliance
- Grassroots Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska
By James Patrick Ordner, 2015
Submitted to the graduate degree program in Sociology and the Graduate Faculty of the University of Kansas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
- Can the Land Make Us One People? Contrasting connections to the land in the Standing Rock and Malheur standoffs
by Jacqueline Keeler excerpted from Standoff (2020 Torrey House Press).
Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer living in Portland, Oregon. She is editor of the anthology Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears and has contributed to many publications including The Nation, Yes! magazine, and Salon.