About Us

Our core programs are the Mercury Tribal Health, Tribal Self-Advocacy, and our Leadership programs. Together these empower California Indian communities to practice subsistence fishing cultures, avoid mercury and PCBs in fish, self-advocate for cleanup of California lands and waterways, and train the future generation to be environmental stewards. 

CIEA provides technical support for California Tribes to address environmental issues with a focus on water quality, collaboration among Tribes with agencies and community-driven strategy development. We facilitate an average of seven (7) Tribal environmental strategy meetings annually, wherein Tribes share best practices, resource opportunities and engage collaboratively with each other and with local, state, and federal government agencies.