What happens when the original keepers of the land meet western science?
The outlook for seven generations is better.
The Aboriginal Environmental Services Network (AESN) is a coordinated approach for Indigenous involvement in the environmental services sector in Alberta. AESN was established to fulfill a community, government and industry need for skilled people, available locally, to conduct environmental monitoring, wildlife surveys, traditional land use studies, vegetation management, climate change adaptation activities and reclamation. Our vision is to use the AESN as a way for organizations to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action” as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The network was conceived of, and is managed by, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures and its partners. Our goal is for the AESN to be a hub for management, communication, resource sharing and promotion of Indigenous participation in the delivery of environmental services.