The First Nations Environmental Network - is a national organization of individuals, non-profit groups and Nations who are actively working on environmental issues.

Many of our members have worked on environmental issues for over 20 years, people like Guujaw, now President of the Haida Nation. Elders such as Joe Iron, who led the longest blockade in the history of North America to prevent clear cutting in his territory in Northern Saskatchewan and Lorraine Sinclair who helped found FNEN in the 80's; these are some of the special people who formed this network . It includes the Innu Nation, the Barriere Lake people, the Chief of the Pictou Landing First Nation in Nova Scotia who has fought the fouling of the waters and land by Pulp Mills in his territory and people like Larry House from the Cree Nation who took a canoe down the Hudson River to highlight their concerns about Quebec Hydro and managed to stop the damming of the Great Whale River.

There are many more who have changed the course of history here in Canada and who are continuing to do so....out of a heartfelt need to take action to stop the further destruction of our Mother Earth and to ensure a safe and healthy, sustaining future for us all.

With the guidance of Elders and Spiritual Leaders plus our connection to Mother Earth, we empower knowledge to create change for a better life For All Our Relations.


  • We are working to protect and restore the balance of all life.

  • Through traditional Indigenous values and the path of our ancestors, we encourage the work of protecting, defending and healing Mother Earth. 

  • We desire and need to link grassroots Indigenous people nationally and internationally to support each other on environmental struggles and concerns. 

  • We are obligated to leave footprints for our children to follow by striving to live our life with traditional values.

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