WMAN provides a critical forum for Indigenous and non-profit grassroots communities facing social and environmental risks from hard rock mining in the United States and Canada.
More than 400 culturally and geographically diverse organizations and individuals participate in our work. We steward cross-cultural collaboration among Indigenous communities, non-profit grassroots groups, and allied NGO’s to address the systemic impacts of hard rock mining and support a just energy transition and a sustainable future for all.
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, a Biennial Conference, communications, media 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.
WMAN distributes resources.
Through the generosity of True North Foundation and Cloud Mountain Foundation, the Indigenous Environmental Network and WMAN co-host a Grassroots Communities 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.
WMAN provides leadership development, training, and information.
We also provide leadership development, communications and media training, and facilitate community consultations with experts in the fields of mining engineering, chemistry, hydrology, communications, policy, and legal rights.