Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

Overview

The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) is a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organization with charitable status based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. CIER was founded in 1994 by a small group of First Nation leaders from across Canadawho recognized the need for Aboriginal peoples to have the capacity to solve environmental problems affecting their lands and resources. CIER received federal non-profit corporate status in 1995, and became a registered charity in 2000.  CIER develops and implements sustainable solutions to proactively address environmental issues affecting First Nations lands and resources. They approach all of their efforts using an integrated approach that combines multiple perspectives and fosters collaborative relationships.