Indigienous Peoples Issues

Blackfoot Perspectives on Open-pit Coal Mining

Feb 24 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

While Alberta recently reinstated it's Coal Policy, the threat of development of open-pit mines are still a threat to Blackfoot territory and Indigenous lands across the eastern slopes. Join us for a panel discussion to talk about the impacts coal will have on Indigenous peoples. 

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Job Opportunity: Just Transition Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Just Transition Lead
Location: 
Remote

Reporting to the Director of Programs and the Executive Director of ICA, the Just Transition Lead will be responsible for developing and implementing Just Transition campaigns on behalf of ICA.

The primary responsibility of the Just Transition Lead will be to build out training programs based off of our Just Transition Guide, support and implement renewable energy projects with community partners, and nurture strategic relationships to advance the values that are critical for Indigenous energy sovereignty. Read more about Job Opportunity: Just Transition Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Say No to Coal Townhall

Feb 10 2021 - 7:00pm

On June 1, 2020, the Alberta government rescinded the 1976 Coal Policy, which had restricted expansion of coal mining in the Rockies for almost 45 years. Since then, the Kenney government has invited coal mining companies to purchase leases on previously protected areas and paved the way for approval of existing leases.

Fortunately, many people in this province, including environmental groups, ranchers, municipalities, Indigenous groups and celebrities are voicing objections. Read more about Say No to Coal Townhall

Indigenous Knowledge on Mountains Webinar

Feb 16 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

From the Facebook event page:

Join us for this free webinar to talk about Indigenous knowledge on mountains. No registration required, this webinar will be livestreamed from the Keepers of the Water Facebook page.

For this webinar, we'll have four presenters speaking to three different topics: Read more about Indigenous Knowledge on Mountains Webinar

Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator, Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Development Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
8 Feb 2021
Location: 
Remote

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to support us in the administration and operationalization of our donor engagement strategies in a REMOTE, long-term, contracted position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Development Coordinator, Indigenous Climate Action

Job Opportunity: Youth Engagement Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Position: 
Youth Engagement Lead
Application Deadline: 
29 Jan 2021
Location: 
Remote

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is looking for someone with passion, who enjoys working on a team, setting precedents, and is committed to true Indigenous Climate Justice to serve as its Youth Engagement Lead in a REMOTE full time position. ICA has no centralized office and all staff and employees work from various locations across the country.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Youth Engagement Lead, Indigenous Climate Action

Conservation of Wood Buffalo National Park of ‘significant concern’, local Indigenous communities and environmental organizations say more action is needed

EDMONTON, AB – The ongoing precarious state of Wood Buffalo National Park was internationally recognized today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which stated in a report assessing all of its World Heritage Sites, that its conservation outlook is of “significant concern”. This assessment came only one day after the Government of Canada was due to submit a State of Conservation update report to the UN on the federal government’s implementation of the Wood Buffalo National Park Action Plan to recover the park. The Action Plan was announced nearly two years ago, but Indigenous communities and environmental organizations have consistently expressed concerns about the need for more resources and timely actions to reflect the scope and severity of threats.  Read more about Conservation of Wood Buffalo National Park of ‘significant concern’, local Indigenous communities and environmental organizations say more action is needed

2020 Environmental Gathering Idea Talk: Indigenous Protected & Conserved Areas

Dec 8 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Canada is working to meet its commitment of 17% conserved areas by the end of 2020. New creative measures have been developed to help meet these goals. Join Kecia Kerr from CPAWS Northern Alberta and Matt Munson from the Dene Tha' First Nation as they share the relatively new concept of Indigenous Protected & Conserved Areas (IPCA) and what it takes to develop the first IPCA in Alberta. Read more about 2020 Environmental Gathering Idea Talk: Indigenous Protected & Conserved Areas

Canada and Alberta reach agreement on woodland caribou conservation and recovery

On October 23, the governments of Canada and Alberta announced that they had reached an agreement for the conservation and recovery of Woodland Caribou in Alberta. The agreement follows years of pressure from First Nations and environmental groups including a 2019 lawsuit calling on the courts to compel the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to recommend a safety net order to protect boreal caribou habitat. While recognizing the agreement as a necessary first step, environmental organizations remain concerned, particularly that the timelines contained within the agreement are not fast enough to protect threatened herds.

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