20 06, 2016

Aboriginal Day Celebration

June 20th, 2016|

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 [...]

14 06, 2016

Cenovus announces $32 million caribou habitat initiative

June 14th, 2016|

In the largest single restoration project of its kind ever undertaken, Cenovus announces a $32 million, 10-year Caribou Habitat Restoration Project in northeastern Alberta. The project will restore old seismic lines, roads and other types of linear disturbances by planting approximately 4 million trees to reduce forest fragmentation. Indigenous companies have been contracted in the [...]

31 05, 2016

Researchers around the world are learning from Indigenous communities

May 31st, 2016|

(Photo by Jean Polfus) From Canada’s Far North to Australia, scientists are now pursuing a more respectful relationship between science and traditional knowledge. For millennia, the Dene people lived as nomads, tracking vast herds across the Sahtú and harvesting the itinerant animals for their meat, skin and bones. Although the region’s indigenous people today reside [...]