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Job Opportunity: Workshop Coordinator, Keepers of the Athabasca

Position: 
Workshop Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018 (All day)
Location: 
flexible within Northern Alberta

Duration: 6-month part-time contract (20 - 25 hours per week) with 3 month probationary period and possibility of contract renewal 

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 Arctic Drainage Basin. We are guided by both Indigenous Elders’ traditional knowledge and western science.  Read more »

Posted January 23, 2018 by AEN

Igniting the Sparkle: Sharing knowledge between Western and Indigenous sciences

Mar 8 2016 - 7:00pm

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 »

Location

CCIS 1-440
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (University of Alberta North Campus)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 3, 2016 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

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 »

Location

various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

August Watershed Ambassador Breakfast

Aug 17 2012 - 7:30am - 8:45am

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 »

Location

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

Posted August 10, 2012 by AEN

Revised Draft of Lower Athabasca Regional Plan highlights Alberta’s Cavalier attitude towards environmental protection and Indigenous Rights

30 Aug 2011

Edmonton — Alberta’s Government’s Department of Sustainable Resource Develop released their latest draft of the disputed Lower Athabasca Region Plan (LARP) leaving little to be desired by both environmental groups and First Nations alike. Previous draft’s had both groups unanimously agreeing that LARP left loopholes allowing for exemptions to environmental standards and led to a further degradation of constitutionally protected treaty rights. Read more »

Posted August 30, 2011 by AEN

Healing Walk 2011

Jun 25 2011 - 10:00am

Calling all community members and allies: Join us and walk for the healing of mother earth and her sacred waters.

Mother earth needs our help in the protection and healing of the land and water. We as Indigenous people are caretakers of the earth and we need to work together for the health and safety for the next generations.

We, the Keepers of the Athabasca, are calling on allies and supporters to join us on a healing walk on Saturday, June 25, 2011. We are asking all community members of the Tar Sands region and supporters to come out and walk for the healing of the land and our sacred waters. The walk will be led by First Nation and Metis elders and community members but we are hoping that our allies will come out to walk beside them as supporters as well. Read more »

Location

Fort McMurray, AB

Posted June 10, 2011 by AEN

As Long As the Rivers Flow: Water Justice & Indigenous Sovereignty

Mar 23 2011 - 7:00pm

A panel featuring Cree Elder Lillian Shirt, Indigenous rights lawyer Clayton Leonard and Indigenous activist and Greenpeace campaigner Melina Massimo-Laboucan.

Many are surprised to learn that within Canada are people who the Public Health Agency of Canada say live in “third world conditions”; in fact, many Indigenous communities on Turtle Island live without access to one of the most basic needs: clean water.

Come to learn about what made this the reality in Canada, and what is being and can be done in the fight for water justice. Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) Room 1-007
University of Alberta (East of 116 St between 91 and 92 Avenues)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 21, 2011 by AEN

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 23 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

ConocoPhillips IRIS Public Seminar  Read more »

Location

RGO Room, 4th Floor Scurfield Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Avatar, Oil Sands and the Amazon

Mar 18 2011 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Field notes from the Energy Indigenous Environment Interface research program

The most commercially successful film in history deals with indigenous peoples and industrial resource extraction to feed humanity’s growing consumption of energy. Although set in a futuristic world on the fictitious planet of Pandora, parallels to the Amazon jungle and Alberta’s oil sands have not been lost on the public. Read more »

Location

Petroleum Club
319 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 15, 2011 by AEN

Royal Society Report on Tar Sands ignores Traditional Knowledge

Indigenous Peoples, Community Members and Allies raise concerns

15 Dec 2010

EDMONTON, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - The Royal Society of Canada report on the tar sands released today, spurred concern by directly impacted communities and allies today as conclusions were put forward around the impacts of tar sands development within the region. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2010 by AEN

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