Indigenous Environmental Network & WMAN Community Stories

Learn about how IEN-WMAN mini-grants help Indigenous communities and non-profit, grassroots community organizations that are threatened or adversely affected by mining.

Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho, U.S.–Stibnite Gold "Project"

In 2020, the Nez Perce Tribe used the IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant to continue gaining mining technical expertise through the hiring of a mining engineer.

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Black Hills Clean Water Alliance, South Dakota, U.S.

In 2019, the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance received an IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant to address our funding needs at a time when we were overwhelmed with EPA hearings, comment deadlines, and other activities around gold exploration and proposed uranium mining in the Black Hills.

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Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, Canada and US

In 2018, the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council received an IEN-WMAN Mining Mini-Grant that enabled us to partner with the Indigenous communities of Rampart, Tanana and Ruby to collect water and sediment samples at eight abandoned, one developing, and one active mine site.

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