Government Commitments: Environment

Exploring Theme: "Emergency Management in First Nations"

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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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