Keepers of the Athabasca

Groups across Alberta and the Northwest Territories warn the federal government of impacts of monitoring suspensions on Wood Buffalo National Park

Edmonton – The following letter was submitted on behalf of a joint group including: Fort Chipewyan Métis Association, Northwest Territory Métis Nation, Smith’s Landing First Nation, the Hamlet of Fort Resolution, Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Society Organization, Alberta Wilderness Association, CPAWS Northern Alberta, CPAWS Northwest Territories, Ecology North, Alternatives North, and Council of Canadians – Edmonton and Northwest Territories Chapters. The letter to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlines the substantial risks to downstream communities and ecosystems due to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend environmental monitoring for oil & gas projects. The health of Wood Buffalo National Park and the success of its federal Action Plan is undermined by these suspensions. Wood Buffalo National Park is Canada’s largest national park, and continued ecological degradation would be grounds to list as a World Heritage Site “in Danger”. 

Download the full letter on the CPAWS website Read more about Groups across Alberta and the Northwest Territories warn the federal government of impacts of monitoring suspensions on Wood Buffalo National Park

Community Climate Action workshop

Sep 12 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 12 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 743-8555 and press 0 for reception, or emailing [email protected]. Read more about Community Climate Action workshop

Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre
8310 Manning Avenue
T9H 1W1 Fort McMurray , AB

Community Climate Action Workshop

Sep 11 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 11 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Climate Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 523-4511 or emailing [email protected]​​​​​​​ Read more about Community Climate Action Workshop

Location

High Prairie Native Friendship Centre
4919 51 Avenue
T0G 1E0 High Prairie , AB

Community Climate Action workshop

Sep 3 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Sep 3 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

From the Keepers of the Athabsca Facebook event page:

  • Latest science on climate change
  • Difference between weather and climate
  • Observations of Traditional Knowledge Holders
  • Emergency preparedness: how to stay safe!
  • What we can do to help slow down climate change
  • How to develop solar installations
  • Request for Proposal: examples, template, distribution, evaluation
  • Reviewing Energy Efficiency Alberta programs and their results in Alberta
  • Plans from around the world

Please register by calling the Friendship Centre: 780 849-3039 or emailing [email protected] Read more about Community Climate Action workshop

Location

Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre
416 6 Avenue NE
T0G 2A2 Slave Lake , AB

Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

Joint letter on the future of energy efficiency in Alberta

A joint letter from 15 Alberta community and environmental groups is urging the provincial government to implement meaningful energy efficiency policies and programs. 

Energy efficiency is common sense, says the letter. Supporting energy efficiency in Alberta creates jobs, invests in our communities and businesses and maintains opportunities for Albertans to save money. Not only does energy efficiency make fiscal sense, it is an achievable approach to reduce our province’s emissions. Read more about Continuity and support for energy efficiency makes sense for Albertans, say 15 Alberta groups

Job Opportunity: Workshop Coordinator, Keepers of the Athabasca

Position: 
Workshop Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
10 Feb 2019
Location: 
Northern Alberta (flexible)

Duration: 6-month part-time contract (30 hours per week) with 3-month probationary period, and possibility of contract renewal and more hours.

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 Athabasca River watershed. We are guided by both Indigenous Elders’ traditional knowledge and western science.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Workshop Coordinator, Keepers of the Athabasca

Canada must assess toxicity of tailings pond chemicals, enviro groups argue

CALGARY – Environmental groups say the Government of Canada is failing to meet its legal responsibilities by exempting tailings pond chemicals from a recent screening assessment.

In a comment letter sent to Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada on behalf of Environmental Defence and Keepers of the Athabasca on Oct. 17, Ecojustice lawyers called on the government to reconsider naphthenic acids from oil sands process-affected water in assessing whether these chemicals should be regulated under law. Read more about Canada must assess toxicity of tailings pond chemicals, enviro groups argue

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

Indigenous Water Governance Workshop

Oct 3 2018 - 6:00pm

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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