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February 1, 2024

This pristine Canadian river has legal personhood, a new approach to conserving nature

New documentary examines how a Quebec river became a person under the law and how that protects it from harm CBC Indigenous: A swoosh of raven wings echo in the crisp air. Beaver claws scratch against the rocks on the shoreline. The ice blockade upriver groans and creaks against the rising waters. It’s springtime at...

April 20, 2023

Nature Conservancy of Canada buys P.E.I. island to give to Mi’kmaq

‘When we work together is when we can create really magical things’ CBC News: The Nature Conservancy of Canada has officially purchased an island off Western P.E.I. with the intention to transfer it to the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils four years from now. It’s called Kwesawe’k (pronounced gweh-sah-wehk), and is also known as Oulton’s Island. The 85-hectare land...

July 11, 2022

Catalyzing Action – Indigenous clean energy leaders gather for the first time on Inuit land in Iqaluit, NU for the 20/20 Catalysts Program

NationTalk: IQALUIT, NU – For the first time in program history, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise’s flagship capacity-building program, the 20/20 Catalysts Program, is honoured to be hosting the program’s second onsite in Iqaluit, NU on July 10-17, 2022. “Indigenous Clean Energy is grateful for the partnerships we hold with Qikiqtaaluk Business Development Corporation...

January 1, 2018

Global Indigenous Council

“Founded by a resolution of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, the Global Indigenous Council (GIC) has members from the Americas to Australasia. “GIC’s mission includes membership, representation and participation for all tribal nations in the four hemispheres. The challenges, crises, and legacy of colonial conquest are not unique to the Americas. Throughout Europe, Africa,...

July 4, 2017

Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion

Signed by an assembly of Tribal leaders of the Great Sioux Nation along with leaders of the Ponca Nation in Nebraska and Oklahoma with a large delegation of Chiefs of First Nations from Canada. The tribal leaders and chiefs sent a clear message on this July 4th US “Independence Day” about their independence as Sovereign...

May 4, 2017

Nunavut Environmental Initiatives

A New Shared Arctic Leadership Model – May 4, 2017 Nunavut, Greenland 40 recommendations to the federal government on how to shape sustainable and healthy northern communities with a major focus on education, infrastructure and conservation including the Inuit Council Canada-led Pikialasorsuaq Commission, which has called for the biologically-rich North Water polynya between Canada and...

September 23, 2016

The Grizzly: A Treaty of Cooperation, Cultural Revitalization and Restoration

An Indigenous Treaty spearheaded by the Piikani Nation in Alberta which now also counts over 130 signatory First Nations and Tribes from across the continent. The leaders present at the ceremony today pledged to work together to safeguard the sacred Grizzly Bear and combat the recent move by the Trump administration to delist the grizzly...