Jobs with Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2017 When: May 1 – August 31, 2017 Where: Northern boreal forest of Alberta Salary: $2500 – $3000 / month DOE A minimum of 2 years working in remote conditions is preferable. Technicians must be able to hike long distances (5-10 km/day), carrying heavy loads [...]
Photo by: Aboriginal Peoples & Economic Development, Canada 2020 Western Diversification Program – Call for Proposals Supporting projects in Indigenous economic growth or clean energy. Applicants can be Indigenous-led not-for-profits and organizations which may include but not limited to First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils, Indigenous Representative Organizations, Métis and [...]
Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program and Alberta Indigenous Solar Program are 2 new funding steams available to Indigenous communities to take part in climate change mitigation. The Community Energy Program will provide up to $90,000 (100% project funding) to assess the efficiency of existing buildings, make decisions on building retrofits and assess energy and cost savings [...]
Technical capacity can be a limiting factor to Indigenous participation in environmental monitoring. To address this, an Environmental Monitoring Technician Training Program Pilot for First Nations and Métis communities in the oil sands region of Alberta was initiated in 2015. The training program was designed with cultural sensitivity and accessibility as guiding principles. The objectives [...]
An Indigenous, country-wide environmental guardian program for Canada is the ask, similar to the Haida Gwaii Watchmen Program in British Columbia, or the Working on Country program in Australia. It could rebuild relationships between Indigenous youth, elders and the land. And offer true reconciliation between Indigenous people and the Government of Canada Read more...
New initiatives in the oil sands region will include exploring how First Nations can co-manage provincial wildland parks, directing the province’s chief scientist to work with Indigenous communities to assist with monitoring the environmental impact of the oil sands, and adding cultural and social values to a new biodiversity program. Read more...Reposted from The Globe [...]
Alberta Innovates-Tech Futures was the site of an Aboriginal Day ceremony on June 20, organized by the Aboriginal Environmental Services Network (AESN). Alberta Innovates-Tech Futures staff and members of various Alberta communities enjoyed the great weather while gathered round for stories and entertainment—and got in the action themselves with some crowd-participation activities. National Aboriginal Day [...]