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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

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

Oct 19 2018

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

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Conference: Indigenous Solutions to Environmental Challenges

Nov 10 2018 to Nov 12 2018

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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Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

WORKSHOP WITH CALEB BEHN

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada?

Workshop series presented by Read more about Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

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Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 3 2018

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada? Read more about Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre
Law Centre, 111 89 Avenue NW (University of Alberta)
T6G 2H5 Edmonton , AB
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CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 2 2018

Due to the inclement weather in Calgary, this event has been cancelled

Workshop with Caleb Behn

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Read more about CANCELLED: Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary
T2N 4V8 Calgary , AB
Funding Opportunity

Climate Action Fund

Deadline: 
21 Sep 2018

Introduction

Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. More than ever before, Canadians are taking part in climate action. Increasing awareness and action on climate change helps Canadians lead more affordable, cleaner and healthier lives while protecting our environment. Read more about Climate Action Fund

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Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences

Mar 9 2016

The Faculties of Science and Native Studies are pleased to announce a two-day event to showcase, explore, reinforce and expand intersections between western and Indigenous knowledge and science. Inspired by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, this conversation will build and enhance these connections through a public talk and symposium, to explore how we can contribute to finding ways to share and respect science knowledge within and between these two cultures and worldviews.

Kicking off this event is a special keynote lecture from Gregory Cajete—Author, Educator, and Director of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Read more about Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences

Location

CCIS 1-440
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton , AB
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Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 to Nov 23 2014

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more about Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Location

various locations Calgary , AB
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August Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Aug 17 2012

Join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance for the August Watershed Ambassador breakfast, help congratulate the next round of award winners, and experience a new way of relating to water, the substance of life!

Presenter: Josephine Buffalo of Samson Cree Nation

Synopsis: Josephine Buffalo will present on Indigenous perspectives on water. This is a unique breakfast where we will hear how cultural values shape the decisions made about water. It will be an opportunity to see water with new eyes. Read more about August Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Location

Quality Inn North Hill
7150 50 (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB

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