WMAN provides a critical forum for communities and peoples facing the risks associated with mining in the United States and Canada.

More than 400 culturally and geographically diverse organizations and individuals participate in our work. WMAN provides a forum for cross-cultural collaboration among Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to better challenge the systemic impacts of mining towards a sustainable future.

WMAN nurtures powerful connections.

To deliver the power of many groups working together across North America, WMAN creates connections through electronic communications, in-person strategic meetings, skills and education training, access to technical and legal assistance, and a library of timely relevant resources. For more about how we do this visit our Programs page.

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WMAN provides resources.

Through the generosity of the True North Foundation and Cloud Mountain Foundation, the Indigenous Environmental Network and WMAN co-host a Mini-Grant program that provides over $200,000 in $4,000 USD project-based grants to Indigenous communities and non-profit grassroots organizations threatened or adversely affected by mining in the U.S. and Canada.

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WMAN provides information.

We also provide training and consultation by experts in the fields of mining engineering, chemistry, hydrology, communications, policy, and legal rights.

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