Indigienous Peoples Issues

Tent Mountain coal mine: Niitsitapi Water Protectors, landowners group, environmental orgs urge Canada to designate project for assessment

April 6, 2021 - A number of Alberta-based organizations, including a conservation organization, an Indigenous collective and a landowner organization, are calling for a federal review of the Tent Mountain Coal Mine Project in Southern Alberta.

On behalf of CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter, Niitsitapi Water Protectors and the Livingstone Landowners Group, Ecojustice submitted a designation request to the Impact Assessment Agency on April 4. Read more about Tent Mountain coal mine: Niitsitapi Water Protectors, landowners group, environmental orgs urge Canada to designate project for assessment

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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Park expansion in northeast Alberta adds almost 150,000 hectares of habitat protection for woodland caribou and wood bison

EDMONTON, AB – A significant expansion to the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park, first established in 2019, was announced by the Government of Alberta. The proposed expansion has been tirelessly pursued by the Mikisew Cree First Nation, who have strong cultural ties to the area and the animals that depend on it. “Kitaskino Nuwenëné” is Cree and Dene for “our land” and reflects the intention of this protected area to safeguard Indigenous Peoples’ way of life. Read more about Park expansion in northeast Alberta adds almost 150,000 hectares of habitat protection for woodland caribou and wood bison

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On June 1, 2020, the Alberta government rescinded the 1976 Coal Policy, which had restricted expansion of coal mining in the Rockies for almost 45 years.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

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