Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice
CIEJ a collective of activists, academics, scientists, and artists working for decolonial environmental justice efforts trans-locally. Our members are in San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, El Paso, TX, and Guerrero, MX.
We align ourselves with Indigenous struggles for land, water, and life. These take many forms in many places but are connected through resistance to capitalist/colonial extractivism and restoration of land relations. In the San Diego-Tijuana border region, we stand with the Kumeyaay Nation to protect the last undisturbed stretch of the San Diego River from sand mining and to protect sacred burial grounds from border wall construction/destruction. In Andean Altiplano, we stand with Lickan Antay and Kolla communities to protect ancient groundwater from mining for renewable energy technologies. In the so-called United States, we are working alongside Protect Ha'kamwe', to protect Hualapai lands and waters currently threatened by encroaching lithium mines.
We urge the climate movement to build genuine climate solutions that do not continue exploiting Indigenous land but rather heal our relationships with each other and with the planet.