Incorporating and Considering Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Assessments in Canada – We want to hear from you!

"How do Environmental Assessment (EA) Professionals experience the requirements and process to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge (IK)* in environmental assessments?”That is the question that researchers are asking for a joint research study...

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Traditional Knowledge Interview Training: Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre

Thanks to to the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries  Resource Centre for inviting us to facilitate Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Interview Training in North Bay, Ontario. Our team members had a great time connecting with the AOFRC staff and...

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Fish, Canoes, Pipelines – Un-gutting Canadian Environmental Assessment


The federal government announced the beginning of its review of the federal environmental assessment processes on July 20, 2016 – the day before National Aboriginal Day. The Government of Canada says it has committed to review and restore...

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7 Implications of New Environmental Assessment Processes for Indigenous Nations

Looking both ways: In this post we look at seven implications of new Canadian Environmental Assessments processes for Indigenous Nations.  In a follow-up post we will look at implications for project proponents.

By Don Richardson (Shared Value...

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Changes Coming to Canada’s Pipeline Review Processes

According to news reports from Bloomberg and the National Observer, Canada’s federal government is preparing the specifics of “transition plans” for current pipeline proposals under review by the National Energy Board.  This process is part of a...

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Eyeing the Overhaul of Canada's Environmental Assessment Process

Keep your eyes on our blog for further updates as we learn more about next steps! (Photo by Molly Richardson)


Eyes Wide Open


The first steps in an overhaul of Canada’s Environmental Assessment process are “weeks, not months” away according...

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Apply NOW: 6 Steps to Apply to the Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk

Check Your Pocket

The Caribou has been a Canadian icon since appearing on our quarters in 1936. But the Caribou on your quarter is in trouble in many parts of Canada, especially where their forest habitat is disturbed or fragmented.  


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Archaeology and Indigenous Rights and Interests

Archaeology and Indigenous Rights: Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation community member Carolyn King (left) monitoring an archaeological assessment in the Greater Toronto Area with Shared Value Solutions Archaeologist, Trieneke Gastmeier...

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Indigenous Environmental Monitoring: Why Bother?


Caribou horns of a dilemma: put time, money and energy into developing indigenous environmental monitoring efforts


stick to hiring outside technical consulting firms?

Indigenous Environmental Monitoring: Why Bother?

When big infrastructure...

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Aboriginal Edge: Confrontation OR Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says collaboration with Aboriginal communities is key in natural resource development.


The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently published a report on one of the most critical issues facing Canada's natural...

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