Government Commitments: Environment

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July 15, 2024

B.C.’s vital Indigenous-led auxiliary is expanding

Multi-agency search-and-rescue exercise in Heiltsuk territory on July 7. Photo submitted by the CN-CGA. Listen to article Canada’s National Observer: When the Nathan E. Stewart tugboat ran aground off the coast of Bella Bella, spilling over 100,000 litres of fuel into surrounding waters in 2016, members of the Heiltsuk Nation were the first on scene.  The volunteers were...

March 11, 2024

Supporting Liability Management on Indigenous Land

NationTalk: Since the beginning of the Site Rehabilitation Program in May 2020, Alberta’s government has been working with Indigenous communities, Indigenous businesses, the Indian Resource Council and the Metis Settlements General Council to perform well, pipeline, and oil and gas site closure and reclamation work. As part of the Site Rehabilitation Program, the Government of...

February 23, 2024

The Government of Canada invests in Indigenous communities to enhance community-based marine response capacity as part of the Oceans Protection Plan

Nationtalk: Canadian Coast Guard, Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous communities across the country to improve safety on the water through the Oceans Protection Plan. Indigenous communities are often the first to respond to marine incidents in remote areas and are an instrumental partner in our search and...

August 21, 2023

New evacuee accommodation provides safety net for Tŝilhqot’in and other First Nations

NationTalk: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has opened a group lodging centre to protect its community members, as well as Indigenous Peoples across the province, in the event of an evacuation due to wildfires. The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has worked collaboratively with the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness (EMCR) on the temporary group lodging accommodation centre,...

August 17, 2023

Ontario Launches New Program to Protect Caribou

Program to fund habitat protection and research projects supporting caribou conservation Environment, Conservation and Parks  Table of Contents NationTalk: TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing up to $20 million in a new Caribou Conservation Stewardship Program to support projects that maintain and recover caribou populations in the province. The funding will be available to...

June 23, 2023

Ottawa, Yellowknives Dene sign procurement framework agreement for Giant Mine cleanup

Deal includes tougher penalties for companies that fail to meet Indigenous hiring commitments CBC News: The federal government and Yellowknives Dene First Nation have signed a procurement framework agreement for the cleanup of Giant Mine, one of Canada’s most contaminated sites. Ottawa says the agreement confirms its commitment to increase procurement opportunities for Indigenous people...

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