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Protect Land

We protect mother earth and her elements for future generations.

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Keep Communities Healthy

We strengthen community-based efforts to protect the environment and human health from the negative impacts of mining.

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Provide Resources

We work directly with communities affected by hard rock mining, the majority of whom are Indigenous or small, rural, poor communities.

The Western Mining Action Network is a strong, diverse alliance of communities who work to protect water, air, land, wildlife, and human beings from the adverse effects of hard rock mining.

WMAN Indigenous Caucus (WIC)

The WMAN Indigenous Caucus is a community by and for Indigenous leaders to support one another, exchange ideas and resources, and work together to protect our land, air, and water, sacred sites and communities.

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IEN-WMAN Grassroots Communities Mining Mini-Grant Program

In partnership with the Indigenous Environmental Network, WMAN offers grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations across the US and Canada that strive to protect the environment, ecosystems, cultural resources, and community health from the adverse impacts of hard rock mining and work towards a just energy transition.

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WMAN North American Network

WMAN unites over 400 individuals, communities and organizations in the U.S. and Canada.

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WMAN advocates for the right to clean water, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a just, equitable transition to clean, renewable energy.

WMAN's strength is our commitment to cross-cultural coalition-building. Our  Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration is a successful model for moving towards a just and sustainable society. Together, we work to ensure that climate change solutions and the transition from fossil fuels do not exacerbate existing, or create new environmental degradation and social inequities.

Protecting water, land, & the communities from mining

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200k in 2021

We’ve made our communities stronger by investing over 200k in minigrants to grassroots community organizations in North America.

400 Participants & Counting

WMAN unites over 400 participants & community groups from across the U.S. and Canada.

Centering Indigenous Voices

WMAN supports Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.

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