Eagle Eye Digest: $2.5M for Nunavut fisheries, #TrackingTransMountain, and more

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Read on for updates on Indigenous funding programs, precedent setting impact benefit and resource management agreements, and stories of prosperity, jurisdiction and stewardship in action.

 

Indigenous Prosperity

Prosperity: Government announces over $2 million in funding for Yellowknives Dene job training 

The new project encourages Indigenous organizations to form partnerships with governments, businesses and community organizations to provide skills training that contributes to long-term, meaningful employment for Indigenous people. “This funding will give the opportunity for our members to thrive in their careers and goals. Dechi ta Nàowo utilizes a unique curriculum and delivers training that ranges from Heavy Equipment Operating to Construction Basics and Early Childhood,” 

 

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Prosperity: SaskPower eyes buying $300 million worth of electricity from Flying Dust First Nation

The agreement signed this month says SaskPower will explore the possibility of buying 20 megawatts of flare gas power from FNPA, which it will look to Flying Dust to produce. Flying Post was assisted by the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), a non-profit that helps First Nations get into the power sector. 

 

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Prosperity: Feds to invest more than $2.5 million in Nunavut fisheries projects

The Government of Canada says it's investing more than $2.5 million over four years in two fisheries research and training projects in Nunavut. Projects include a feasibility study for porcupine crab fishing, restoration of coastal ecosystems, and the development of an inshore turbot fishery in Qikiqtarjuaq. 

 

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Indigenous Stewardship

Stewardship: Indigenous Youth & Community Futures fund, $100,000 available annually

A call for proposals is open to Indigenous groups that are based in traditional territories spanning Ontario. Eligible projects include land-based learning and culture camps, social justice and rights-based education and community building. Deadline to apply is July 9, 2018.

 

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Stewardship: #TrackingTransMountain, A database of how Indigenous communities are affected by Kinder Morgan’s pipeline proposal

If Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project proceeds, the land, resources, and rights of more than 130 Indigenous communities and groups from Alberta’s oilsands to British Columbia’s coast could be affected. This interactive project presents a clear picture of the state of consultation across all of the communities affected.

 

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