Our Work

Water Protector Legal Collective's work focuses on these program areas.

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Protection and defense of sacred sites and Indigenous lands threatened by extractive industry and mass development projects

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Legal support and advocacy supporting Indigenous Sovereignty and Self Determination of Original Nations across Turtle Island and Internationally

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Knowledge sharing, care, and solidarity work with Indigenous communities, Relatives, and Allies

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Advocacy, research, and divestment work focused on redressing harms caused by corporations and ensuring accountability both across Turtle Island and Internationally


As part of the WPLC’s Corporate Accountability work, in partnership with the University of Arizona, we spearhead the International Human Rights Defenders Corporate Accountability Program (IHRDCAP)

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Legal support and advocacy for climate and earth justice, including regulatory and administrative processes across Turtle Island in defense of the water and land, in opposition to extractive industry and mass development projects

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Provide resistance training (“know your rights”) and education to communities across Turtle Island and the world seeking legal support

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Advocacy for Indigenous Human Rights around the world in international fora and with international community organizations