Environmental Protection

A solar panelLannan Foundation has made it a priority to support efforts made by local Native communities to protect their lands and water from degradation and destruction.

The foundation has also supported efforts by groups that implement and advocate for alternative, renewable energy systems.

O’odham Rights Cultural and Environmental Justice Coalition

protest in sonoytaO’odham Rights was founded by ceremonial and traditional leaders of the O’odham peoples in Mexico and the United States in direct response to a proposal by a Mexican company to build a giant commercial hazardous waste landfill near villages on both sides of the border.

Eyak Preservation Council

eyak preservation council logoThe Eyak Preservation Council (EPC), based in Cordova, Alaska, is a grassroots environmental and social change organization that was conceived on the day of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.

Gwich’in Steering Committee

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The Gwich’in Steering Committee was formed in 1988 by elders and chiefs from every community of the Gwich’in Nation (Canada and the United States) to protect the Porcupine caribou herd and its essential habitats.