Reclaiming the Sierra

Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network

The Indigenous Environmental Network/Western Mining Action Network (IEN/WMAN) Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-grants program was created to support and enhance the capacity building efforts of mining-impacted communities in the U.S. and Canada to assure that mining projects do not adversely affect human, cultural, and the ecological health of communities.

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues. IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities

Nearly 100 organizations, from racially and economically diverse communities, participate in the Western Mining Action Network (WMAN).  WMAN provides opportunities for locally-based citizen groups in the US and Canada to educate themselves, influence decision making, and cooperate to create positive social change that goes beyond the boundaries of any one location or issue.