Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment

 Who We Are and What We Believe...

We exist to carry on time-honored sustainable environmental practices in the tradition of the Nimiipuu by facilitating and organizing tribal youth and adults in activities for the protection, enhancement, and promotion of mother earth and the Nimiipuu culture.

Our vision is that the Nimiipuu and community members live, work, play, and pray, in an environment which sustains such activities and leaves a light foot-print for the protection of the environment and future generations.

Our Work:

To protect our Treaty areas and

To educate the tribal members and youth on current environmental issues.

To develop leaders in the environmental area for the next generation.

To promote activism within our tribes and To empower tribal members on effecting change.


Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment is a voice for the land, water and air. We gather to support positive environmental actions and to protest threats to our treaty right. We increases public awareness and encourage collective action.

Knowing that there is strength both in numbers and a common vision, Nimiipuu connects with other groups in the region who are dedicated to protecting the environment.


Nimiipuu organizes and/or hosts events to educate and engage the public. We work with elders and the young to facilitate intergenerational awareness and responsibility to protect what is sacred to us. We attract and develop environmental leaders for the coming generations.



Let's all contact our elected officials and especially Idaho Rep Mike Simpson to thank and support his efforts. More info here 

Visit: this link to find your House Representative and their contact.


The Lapwai Elementary After School program 4th and 5th graders are back at it regular meeting at 400 All Are Welcome

thanks to our supporters past and present Nimiipuu Canoe Site

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Read Original 1855 Treaty

Read Report and Recommendations



Thank you, Wingspan Media, for your photo and video journaling of the work of Nimipuu Protecting the Environment!

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We are a 501(c)3 Native nonprofit organization. Your contribution is deductible as allowed by IRS law.

Elliott Moffett, 208-935-8879

Luci Simpson, 208-791-0558

Julian Matthews, 509-330-0023

PO Box 452, Lapwai, Id 83540