Indigienous Peoples Issues

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

$3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

Pembina Institute reacts to the Government of Alberta’s investment to reduce Fort Chipewyan’s reliance on imported diesel for electric power

CALGARY – DAVE LOVEKIN, Director, Renewables in Remote Communities at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s announcement supporting Fort Chipewyan’s solar photovoltaic and battery hybrid micro-grid system: Read more about $3.3m grant for Fort Chipewyan will lead to Canada’s biggest remote solar project

World Water Day YEG 2019

Mar 22 2019 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm

From World Water Day YEG:

Join us for an exciting evening to meet and network with inspired water collaborators, learn about local water initiatives in the province of Alberta, and listen to forward-thinking solutions on freshwater issues. Water is essential for life, and is the single most important resource on the planet. World Water Day YEG will feature: Read more about World Water Day YEG 2019

Location

NAIT Shaw Theatre
11762 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB

Job Opportunity: Workshop Coordinator, Keepers of the Athabasca

Position: 
Workshop Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
10 Feb 2019
Location: 
Northern Alberta (flexible)

Duration: 6-month part-time contract (30 hours per week) with 3-month probationary period, and possibility of contract renewal and more hours.

Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, environmental groups and watershed citizens working together for the protection of water, land and air for all living things in the Athabasca River watershed. We are guided by both Indigenous Elders’ traditional knowledge and western science.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Workshop Coordinator, Keepers of the Athabasca

Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Today the Alberta government proposed permanent protection of a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this proposal and the associated public consultation process. Read more about Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

Research supporting Indigenous–utility partnerships and power purchase agreements

From the Pembina Institute website:

This report, funded by both the Pembina Foundation and Canada’s Mitacs Accelerate Program, examines strategies for enhancing collaboration and partnership between Indigenous power proponents and utilities and territorial / federal governments. The research is focused on remote Indigenous communities in the three territories. It highlights significant barriers that restrict meaningful and respectful partnerships, are delaying and blocking Independent power production policies and are impeding fair power purchase rates. It suggests solutions for supporting Indigenous-led renewable energy projects and shifting the paradigm so that Indigenous communities, businesses and governments have more prospects to explore and development renewable energy projects on their lands. Read more about Report: Renewable Energy Partnerships and Project Economics

UNDRIP: Implications for Reconciliation and the Protection of Canada’s Environment

Oct 19 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

This is a free webinar. Adopted by the General Assembly in 2007, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is regarded as the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples. In Canada, the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission speaks to UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation and calls on the federal government of Canada to develop a national action plan and strategies to achieve UNDRIP. Read more about UNDRIP: Implications for Reconciliation and the Protection of Canada’s Environment

Conference: Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Nov 10 2018 (All day) to Nov 12 2018 (All day)

The conference will use the context of the historic Aguinda v. Chevron environmental case to consider the critical role of judicial remedies for violations of the rights of indigenous and other affected peoples and the leading systemic obstacles to the realization of remedies in particular cases, both in Canada and beyond. Read more about Conference: Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Location

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
T1L 1H5 Banff , AB

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