$4.6 Million Available: Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

Posted by Frances Dietrich O'Connor and Trieneke Gastmeier

on Oct 27, 2015 1:30:15 PM

 

What is the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk?

The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) aims to help Indigenous nations build capacity to participate in the conservation and recovery of species and habitats. Established in 2004-2005, this fund is provided annually Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada with the guidance of National Aboriginal organizations and is open to all Indigenous communities across Canada. Funds can be used to implement projects in support of:

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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards

Funding available to become Keepers of the Earth through First Peoples Worldwide

Posted by Joy Sammy

on Oct 20, 2015 6:03:08 PM

What is the ‘Keepers of the Earth Fund’ about?

  • Keepers of the Earth Funds are intended to preserve, control, utilize, leverage, retain, create and increase indigenous assets (e.g. land, culture, language, kinship networks, subsistence activities and personal efficacy).
  • Projects must be locally initiated - conceived and implemented in Indigenous communities
  • Projects may be geared toward food security, ancestral land rights, mitigating the effects of climate change, preserving and renewing cultural values and traditional knowledge
  • Funds awarded are between USD $500.00 - $20,000.00. Grants for first time applicants range from $500-$5,000.00, if you have been awarded a Keepers of the Earth grant before, your next project is more likely to be approved for a larger grant. Applicants can receive up to 3 consecutive grants.

www.firstpeoples.org/grants/grants

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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards

First Nation Water Innovation: Fighting Bad Water and Winning

Posted by Don Richardson

on Oct 16, 2015 11:47:08 AM

Constance Lake First Nation

Bad Water, Bad Headlines

The CBC News headline from October 15, 2015 reads: 

Bad water: 'Third World' conditions on First Nations in Canada: Two-thirds of First Nations have been under at least 1 water advisory between 2004 and 2014.  According to the article: "two-thirds of all First Nation communities in Canada have been under at least one drinking water advisory at some time in the last decade, a CBC News investigation has revealed. The numbers show that 400 out of 618 First Nations in the country had some kind of water problem between 2004 and 2014."

Fighting Bad Water and Winning

But we know it doesn't have to be this way.  With the right people in the circle, the impossible is possible.  We live in a world where, if they have the right intentions, people in industry and government, and people from towns of all sizes, get together to make amazing things happen – things they couldn’t have dreamed up alone. We live in a world where, if they have the right intentions, people from corporations get together with people in local governments or NGOs to explore innovative ways to do business while enhancing the natural and social environment, and building community.  In particular, we live in a world where Aboriginal and industry partnerships can achieve results that evade siloed government programs.  We live in a world where shared value solutions are possible.

Constance Lake First Nation's Water Innovation Story

Seven years ago, a group of environmental scientists, environmental planners, and water specialists sat down for lunch with the elected leader of a distant community to hear the community’s story of a watershed gone bad, years of contaminated water, and a seemingly permanent boil water advisory affecting the health of families and preventing economic development. The story was not from a Third World community, but from Constance Lake First Nation (CLFN) in northern Ontario.

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Topics: Sustainability Innovation in Ontario, First Nations Approaches to Water Management, Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards

We're Hiring: Marketing Consultant at Shared Value Solutions

Posted by Nichole Fraser MacDonald

on Oct 15, 2015 11:01:22 AM

We’re Hiring: Marketing Consultant – Short Term Contract

Are you looking for a fast-paced work environment where you can take initiative, think outside the box and work with people who are striving to make a difference in the world? Apply now to help our team of human environment consultants roll out our marketing and brand management strategy through the Fall of 2015.

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Topics: Job Listing

Funding Available to take EcoAction in your community!

Posted by Rachel Speiran

on Oct 13, 2015 5:46:52 PM

 

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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards

We’re Hiring: Wildlife Biologist, Ecologist or Related Specialty

Posted by Nichole Fraser MacDonald

on Oct 10, 2015 8:30:23 AM

Do you have a passion for how people and the environment interact? Are you looking for a meaningful work environment where you can take initiative and think outside the box?

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Topics: Sustainability Innovation in Ontario

Funding Available to Become a Great Lakes Guardian!

Posted by John Glover

on Oct 5, 2015 4:04:11 PM

 

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Topics: Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards