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.
It’s a project that represents Canada’s first ever partnership between an Inuit corporation and an independent power producer. Site preparation will begin this fall ahead of the proposed construction of a 7.5 megawatt hydroelectric generating system in Inukjuak, Quebec, located almost 1,373 kilometres north Quebec City.
This Inuit steward pilot project is funded as an early benefit for the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area by Parks Canada. “Although the Nauttiqsuqtiit have only been working for a few months, they are already making a huge difference and demonstrating the need for similar programs in the other four Tallurutiup Imanga communities,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok, “their job is not only monitoring the region but also harvesting to feed the community.” In its inaugural year the Nauttiqsuqtiit pilot program has had a notable impact on the social and economic well-being of Arctic Bay. Five of the six Nauttiqsuqtiit are sole providers for their families. Collectively, they support approximately 11 adults and 22 children. Read the full report here.
Kaska Dena First Nations push for massive conservation area in northern British Columbia
First Nations in northern British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to endorse their plans for a 40,000-square-kilometre conservation area. The new area covers a vast, roadless area stretching to the Yukon border in the north, the slopes of the Rockies in the east, the Cassiar Mountains on the west, and to the Rocky Mountain Trench between the Rockies and the Cassiar in the south, an area home to seven herds of northern woodland caribou, 10 major watersheds and 13 distinct ecosystems.
Indigenous Planning: How to use video for maximum impact
So you have this fantastic new land use plan or environmental management plan that you’ve worked on for years, and you’re so proud of the power it has given your Indigenous nation to assert jurisdiction and take control over your lands and your future. How can film making help get the word out?
Canada launched the Indigenous Habitat Participation Program last week ,with the intent f providing Indigenous communities opportunities to participate in the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat, like the development of fish habitat protection policies or conservation planning.
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- Reviews of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
- First Nation Land Code communities
- Indigenous Guardian programs
- Impact Benefit Agreements: technical and regulatory support for negotiations
- Indigenous Jurisdiction initiatives: joint management agreements and co-management agreements
- Community-based Indigenous environmental monitoring
- Indigenous Land Use Planning
- Participant funding negotiation and application support
- Multimedia Storytelling