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.

Educate & Engage
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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.

The "Nimiipuu" are bringing back a tradition lost for more than 100 years. Now we have launched a movement!
Watch our new video-
"A Healing Journey- The Nimiipuu Canoe Project"

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

News and Events
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Click image to see shrinkage of Nez Perce lands after the treaty

Hey Everyone be sure to vote. So be sure to wear ur mask, wash your hands, social distance and VOTE!!!! We're working on a Online Free the Snake Flotilla will give updates on dates/times



Orca Task Force Report

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A Heartfelt thank to all our supporters. We're also working on a Tribal Seniors/Elders on the rez supply distribution!!!!

Charter School Donates Canoe to Nimiipuu Canoe Project


Learn More...

Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment

Season 1, Episode 7: Environment and Conservation

We're on Instagram! SCAN HERE or search @nimiipuuprotectingenvironment 

Elliott Moffett, 208-935-8879

Luci Simpson, 208-790-8817

Julian Matthews, 509-330-0023

PO Box 452, Lapwai, Id 83540

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