Government Commitments: Environment

Exploring Theme: "Emergency Management in First Nations"

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May 14, 2024

FireSmart BC™ Launches New Campaign Following Devastating 2023 Wildfire Season

NationTalk:VICTORIA, BC – Today, FireSmart BC, the provincial program committed to helping British Columbians reduce their wildfire risk, launched a new campaign reminding British Columbians that wildfire prevention is a shared responsibility. The new Our Part, Your Part campaign has a simple message: when it comes to wildfire prevention, we all have a role to...

May 10, 2024

Manitoba Government Announces Strategic Firefighting Investments to Support Northern and Rural Municipalities

NationTalk: The Manitoba government is taking action to protect communities and prepare for the upcoming wildfire season by investing over $13.6 million in 16 projects to support the capacity of rural municipalities and Northern Affairs and First Nation communities to respond to fires and keep Manitobans safe, Municipal and Northern Relations Minister Ian Bushie announced...

March 8, 2024

Government of Yukon preparing for wildfire season

NationTalk: The Government of Yukon is preparing for the coming wildfire season by investing in wildfire response capacity and supporting wildfire resiliency in Yukon communities. In Budget 2024–25, the government is investing in improving planning, communications and capacity initiatives to better prepare for climate emergencies like wildfires. The government continues to fund community-led FireSmart projects...

January 30, 2024

PAGC Task Force Raises Alarm on Upcoming Wildfire Season, Urges Proactive Measures

Nationtalk: (Pre-Confederation, Treaty 5, 6, 8 & 10) Stanley Mission, Sask. – Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) Wildfire Task Force recently met to deliberate on the imminent wildfire threats to northern Saskatchewan anticipated in the upcoming season. Established in 2018, the PAGC Task Force, which includes First Nation leaders and wildfire management experts, underscores the...

January 19, 2024

Funding will improve cultural safety for Indigenous people during emergencies

NationTalk: VICTORIA – Communities across B.C. will receive funding to enhance cultural safety in local emergency management, helping ensure First Nations, Métis and Inuit people are treated with inclusivity and respect during emergencies. “We have heard that emergency management supports can be delivered in a more culturally safe and inclusive way. Supporting Indigenous people and...

December 15, 2023

Announcement of firefighting money for training good news says Athabasca Chipewyan chief

APTN News: The chief of Athabasca Chipewyan Nation in northern Alberta says more resources on the ground would have limited the damage caused by one of the worst wildfire seasons on record.  “The fire that happened in our community, it started within 6 km from the community – but within that 6 km if they...

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