Today, people across the country are taking action with the People vs Fossil Fuels (PvFF) Coalition to honor Indigenous activist Joye Braun’s legacy and demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency.
Joye Braun, or Wanbli Wiyan Ka’win (Eagle Feather Woman), was a National Pipelines Organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network and put up the very first camp at Standing Rock, where she fought tirelessly to protect our water and land. Joye was a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Nation, a leader in the national People vs. Fossil Fuels coalition, and was an incredible activist, leader, and person. We are honoring her on Jan 20th, her birthday, which is also the anniversary of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
This past Tuesday, PvFF hosted a rally honoring Joye and in preparation for the day of action. We are proud to be a member of PvFF, a frontline-led coalition of over 1,200 groups – including 350PDX – uniting tens of thousands of people across the country around a common vision for a just, resilient future.