CIER’s ultimate impact will be realized when First Nations in Canada are leaders of positive environmental change. They will use the best western and Indigenous Knowledge to create a world that is in balance and supports the well-being of all living things. This knowledge will be integral to environmental decision-making processes and will create a respect for indigenous worldviews and relationships with the natural world.

We have developed a range of publications, products and resources that are available for free download. These resources aim to help build the capacity of First Nations to take action.

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Dakota Field Guide & Storybook

Dakota field guide

Using the Dakota Field Guide & Storybook you can learn how to identify over 80 different birds, discover their Dakota names, and explore unique pieces of Traditional Dakota Knowledge about them. The birds presented in the Field Guide can be found in or around Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. It is an introductory-level guide to birds, bird watching, and the grassland ecosystem.

The Hydro-Climatic Monitoring Roadmap

The Hydro-Climatic Monitoring Roadmap

This report describes these components and provides a step-by-step guide for how to build an overarching monitoring framework that is scientifically rigorous, technically feasible, decision-oriented, and scalable.  This guidance is applied to two different Indigenous communities (Matawa First Nations Management and Dehcho First Nations) to illustrate how it can be applied more broadly.

25th Anniversary Magazine


For our 25th Anniversary Celebration, we published a CIER magazine that looks at 25 CIER projects that have boosted our trajectory over the years, with highlights from guest writers who have helped shape and continually inspire us to grow our movement to protect the earth we all share.

Anishinaabemowin Climate Change Glossary


The Anishinaabemowin Climate Change Glossary was developed by fluent Anishinaabemowin speakers and language experts from 12 communities. Participants shared their experiences, observations, and stories in the Anishinaabemowin language. This glossary supports Anishinaabe and Cree communities with climate change adaptation planning and serve as a resource to support language revitalization efforts.


CIER offers a range of workshops to educate, create awareness and build capacity in environmental issues and topics.