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21 06, 2017

National Aboriginal Day

June 21st, 2017|

Today we observe the last 'National Aboriginal Day', and look ahead to future years of celebrating 'National Indigenous Peoples Day'. We cannot hope to work with Indigenous peoples without being involved in their daily life - InnoTech Alberta marked the day with special guest Stephanie Harpe who talked about overcoming adversity and siezing success. Stephanie hails from [...]

7 06, 2017

Sustainival – the world’s first green carnival arrives in Edmonton!

June 7th, 2017|

Sustainival - the world's first green carnival arrives in Edmonton tomorrow until Sunday! Free at the gate with attractions and carnival rides – all powered by renewable energy. This unique carnival provides a public education platform that celebrates energy literacy, sustainability, and clean-technologies. The carnival will be located beside InnoTech Alberta in the Edmonton Research [...]

16 03, 2017

Alberta Indigenous Internship Program

March 16th, 2017|

Numerous paid 2-year environmental internships available in Edmonton for recent college graduates. Deadline to apply March 29. (Other work locations being considered are Edson, Athabasca, Lac La Biche, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Slave Lake, High Prairie and Cold Lake.) Alberta Climate Change Office - Policy Analyst, Regulatory and Compliance (Program Services 2) Alberta Climate Change Office [...]

17 02, 2017

NRCAN seeks senior engagement coordinator Line 3 & Transmountain

February 17th, 2017|

The Government of Canada is co-developing Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committees (IAMC) for the Line 3 and TMEP projects in response to strong interest from Indigenous communities to play an enhanced role in ensuring the projects are developed in a safe and transparent manner, and meet all regulatory requirements and project specific conditions. In co-developing [...]

6 02, 2017

Volunteer as a Director with Alberta Invasive Species Council

February 6th, 2017|

Alberta Invasive Species Council is looking for a volunteer to be a Director on their Board. If you are concerned about invasive species like weeds, zebra mussel in traditional territories, joining the Council will be a way to bring your issues to the fore. Request a nomination form by emailing info@abinvasives.ca. Deadline for completed nomination forms: [...]

30 01, 2017

Alberta Canada 150 Grant

January 30th, 2017|

With a new intake of applications due on the 15th of each month, and only $150 in matching contribution, the Alberta Canada 150 Grant will provide up to $25K to support projects for reconciliation and environmental stewardship, plus more: Diversity, inclusion and the building of common interests and relationships. Supporting efforts towards reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous [...]

15 01, 2017

Enlisting Alberta First Nations to bolster pipeline monitoring

January 15th, 2017|

A new program in the works at Alberta's research and development agency aims to improve pipeline monitoring and spill response by enlisting more Indigenous people. Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of oil and gas pipes criss-cross the province, many in remote areas near the homes of First Nations and Métis people. Ecologist Shauna-Lee Chai is [...]

15 12, 2016

New funding from Western Diversification

December 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

9 12, 2016

Two new funding programs for Indigenous communities

December 9th, 2016|

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 [...]

25 11, 2016

Can training enable Indigenous participation in monitoring?

November 25th, 2016|

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 [...]