Welcome to the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)!
We are a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organisation with charitable status. We were established in 1994 by a group of First Nation Chiefs from across Canada. Through our programs, we take action on climate change, build sustainable communities, protect lands and waters, and conserve biodiversity.
We understand the impacts of climate change on First Nations, identify adaptation solutions, provide information, and build public awareness about climate change effects on First Nations.
We assist First Nations to build sustainable communities through sustainability planning and the development of environmentally-sustainable buildings and infrastructure.
We support First Nations in identifying threats to the health of their environment, develop sustainable resource use solutions, and promote restoration and protection.
We assist First Nations in assessing the state of biodiversity in their lands and waters, develop biodiversity conservation solutions, and provide information.