Indigenous Environmental Network

The Indigenous Environmental Network was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples to address environmental and economic justice issues. IENs activities include building the capacity of indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both Indigenous people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.

Indigenous Environmental Network was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2006 to 2007.

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Indigenous Environmental Network Grant history


$10,000 - A grassroots grant to organize Alaskan Natives to protect the health and environment of their communities from unsustainable oil and gas development. Grassroots fund


$2,000 - To fund the work of the REDOIL Network (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands). Opportunity fund