We envision 'Sustainable First Nation Communities and a Healthy Environment.' Our mission is to 'assist First Nations with building the capacity to address the environmental issues they face.' We are guided by the values of: Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Excellence, Balance and Teamwork.
About Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
We are a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organization with charitable status. We were established in 1994 by a group of First Nation leaders from across Canada. These leaders recognized the need for First Nations to have the capacity to solve environmental problems affecting their lands and resources.
We work with Indigenous communities to develop and implement sustainable solutions to proactively address environmental issues affecting their lands. We approach all our efforts using an integrated approach that combines multiple perspectives and fosters collaborative relationships. CIER's work focuses on meeting First Nation needs, as they define them, and by sharing the tools and solutions we work with First Nations to create.
We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what we do.
What People Are Saying
"I wanted to send you a note of deep gratitude for creating the youth water project & being so dedicated. It warms my heart to see women at the forefront of these issues & making real change happen. I hope to see more of these initiatives as I’m sure others will be inspired to follow your lead."
— Community Contact for Youth Water Leaders Program
"Thanks for what you are doing at CIER to build First Nation capacity for watershed management!"
— Participant at 2014 Watershed Planning Workshop
"Thanks for the workshop! Students really seemed interested and involved in the issues! Great presentation! "
— Participant at 2014 Water and Leadership Workshop