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  • Kendall Edmo, a Blackfeet tribal member, is part of the movement to defend Badger-Two Medicine.

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    Kendall Edmo, a Blackfeet tribal member, is part of the movement to defend Badger-Two Medicine. (Rebecca Drobis for Earthjustice)
  • Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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    Members of the Tulalip Tribe sing along the banks of the Fraser River in Chilliwack, British Columbia. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
  • The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin near the Menominee River.

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    The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin near the Menominee River. (Kiliii Yuyuan for Earthjustice)
  • The WECAN Indigenous Womenʼs Tongass Delegation in Washington, D.C.

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    The WECAN Indigenous Womenʼs Tongass Delegation in Washington, D.C. (Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
We fight to ensure our tribal and Indigenous clients’ natural and cultural resources are protected for future generations.

Signature Work

Earthjustice has a long history of partnering with tribes, Native groups, and Indigenous communities to ensure their natural and cultural resources are protected for future generations. Today, as Native peoples lead from the frontlines of many pivotal environmental fights, our Tribal Partnerships Program is proud to continue that tradition.

Lawyers for the Seventh Generation.
Listen to a conversation with attorneys Gussie Lord and Stefanie Tsosie on their work.

Partnering with Indigenous communities from coast to coast

From Alaska to Arizona and Hawaiʻi to Wisconsin, we are honored to partner with and represent more than 70 tribes and Indigenous communities fighting to protect their water, safeguard public and tribal land, oppose destructive extractive industries, and preserve their culture and way of life. Earthjustice and the Tribal Partnerships Program will continue to fight efforts to impair or destroy tribal or Indigenous lands, resources, or areas of cultural significance.

Elevating Indigenous voices and applying Indigenous knowledge

In addition, we will continue to elevate Indigenous voices on the frontlines of environmental degradation and destruction, and to support traditional land and wildlife management practices, which are crucial tools in our fight to combat climate change.

As Staff Attorney Stefanie Tsosie said: “A lot of Tribes are innovators. Earthjustice can be innovators with them and help elevate their voices, especially in the times we see now.”

Highlights of our work:

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Contact Tribal Partnerships Program

tribalpartnerships@earthjustice.org

Staff

Gussie Lord Managing Attorney

Location: Denver

Laura Berglan Staff Attorney

Location: Tucson

Stefanie Tsosie Staff Attorney

Location: Seattle

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