Indigienous Peoples Issues

Canada agrees federal impact assessment necessary for mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta

EDMONTON, AB – CPAWS applauds the decision by the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, to approve the request for a federal impact assessment for a proposed thermal coal mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta. The decision shows Minister Wilkinson understands the serious need to assess adverse environmental impacts that result from outdated thermal coal mining. Read more about Canada agrees federal impact assessment necessary for mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta

Call to Action for Energy Champions

Keepers is providing free energy audits for a short time


Our Call to Action for Energy Champions invites First Nations, Métis Settlements, non-profit organizations, local businesses, municipalities, schools, and individuals in Northern Alberta to find energy cost savings.

Benefits of participation include: Read more about Call to Action for Energy Champions

Building Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation in the Kainai First Nation

Dec 10 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Diandra Bruised Head, climate change coordinator with the Blood Tribe Land Management, for a presentation on the importance of Indigenous perspectives and voices in the climate change conversation, the outcomes of the projects, and the way forward, together.

REGISTER NOW Read more about Building Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation in the Kainai First Nation

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

From Ecojustice:

Thermal coal is a 19th century fuel that has no place in 2019.

So why is a massive Canadian coal mine expansion on the table?

Thermal coal is the dirtiest form of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. It’s toxic for human health and disastrous for the climate.

Despite this, mining company Coalspur wants to expand its Vista thermal coal mine, located in Alberta, to double or even triple its current planned capacity to extract thermal coal. If this happens, up to 15 million tonnes of coal could be extracted every year for export to coal plants overseas.

To put this into context, the greenhouse gas emissions, from burning that amount of coal, would be equal to the total annual emissions from more than 7 million cars.

With the help of supporters like you, Ecojustice has confronted dirty coal projects in the past. Now, on behalf of the Keepers of the Water and the West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, we’re calling on the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to show climate leadership by ordering an environmental assessment of the Vista mine expansion. Read more about Tell Minister McKenna that dirty thermal coal has no place in the 21st Century

Green New Deal Town Hall

May 18 2019 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

This event is one of many Green New Deal town halls being held in communities across the country in May 2019. The conversation is being led from the ground up through town halls bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss our vision for a new economy -- one that cuts global warming pollution, implements the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, creates millions of green jobs, and makes sure no one gets left behind.. The input from these town halls will be used to inform a vision for a Green New Deal for all. Read more about Green New Deal Town Hall

Location

Ritchie Community League
7727 98 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Power Shift in Remote Communities

Jul 11 2019 - 11:00am

Remote Indigenous communities in Canada overwhelmingly rely on diesel fuel for heating and electricity generation. Clean energy projects in these communities are more likely to succeed with strong and coordinated support from governments, utilities, regulators, and industry.

The Pembina Institute presents a webinar on the current policy context for remote community-led clean energy projects in Canada. We'll release a new report card assessing the policy environment in each province and territory. Read more about Power Shift in Remote Communities

Location

Webinar

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

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