Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
CIER is a national, First Nation-directed environmental non-profit organization with charitable status. CIER works with clients to develop and implement sustainable solutions to proactively address environmental issues affecting First Nations lands. They approach all efforts using an integrated approach that combines multiple perspectives and fosters collaborative relationships. CIER’s work focuses upon meeting First Nation needs, as they define them, and by sharing the tools and solutions they work with First Nations to take action to solve the environmental problems that affect their lands and water.
CIER does not receive core funding from any sources, government or corporate. All of CIER’s funding is secured on a project by project basis through donations, grants and contracts from foundations, government department funding programs, corporations, corporate foundations and private donors. They work with project partners to determine which sources of funding they are comfortable with accepting.