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Collaborative Consent for Watershed Co-Governance

September 26, 2017 - 10:52 am

On September 21st, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the University of Victoria and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources released Collaborative Consent and British Columbia’s Water: Towards Watershed Co-Governance, which articulates a model for achieving a critical shift towards...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

Nunatsiavut: Muskrat Falls Failing to Curb Methylmercury Accumulation

September 19, 2017 - 11:17 am

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has released a statement declaring that he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the Muskrat Falls project is not being honoured. “When we met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball last October...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Premiers Tackle Climate Change & Infrastructure in Canada's North

September 5, 2017 - 11:22 am

The premiers of Canada’s three northern territories met in Yellowknife last week to discuss sustainable development in Canada’s north, including the balance of environmental conservation, particularly in the face of climate change, and economic development. Also discussed at length was the need...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

Funding for Treaty-based Land and Water Boards in NWT

August 25, 2017 - 11:00 am

Canada has announced new multi-year funding agreements to support 33-Treaty-based co-management boards, including those that provide water management services to northern communities. The support will go to co-management boards established under the Inuvialuit, Gwich'in, Sahtu, and Tlicho treaties...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

Treaty #3 Communities Receive Federal Support for Water

August 21, 2017 - 10:31 am

The federal government has committed $1.2 million to end long-term drinking water advisories in 8 Treaty #3 communities. Last week, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the investments through Budget 2016, which will support eight water infrastructure projects in...

Categories: News, Ontario

Infrastructure Investments for Two First Nations Communities

August 16, 2017 - 10:24 am

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced improvements to water infrastructure for two First Nations communities in Ontario, with the goal of lifting long-term drinking water advisories. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced that the Mississaugas of Scugog Island...

Categories: News, Ontario

Manitoba Engages Indigenous Communities on Outlet Channels

August 14, 2017 - 10:21 am

The Manitoba government is engaging in consultations with Indigenous communities on the preferred route of the Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels. “Our government has committed to the construction of the Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels, which will keep Manitobans and their...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Reframing Water Security for a Human Wellbeing Approach

August 2, 2017 - 10:54 am

A recent article published in the journal Water Security, Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach, argues that water security needs to move away from a material approach to one that “centers on wellbeing, human development, and justice.” The authors, led by Wendy...

Categories: International, News

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Receive $17.5M for Water Infrastructure

July 5, 2017 - 10:17 am

Yesterday, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Richard Feehan, Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations joined Chief Tony Alexis of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to announce the construction of a new regional water line and water infrastructure to ensure a safe and...

Categories: Indigenous, News, Western Canada

$42.7M for BC First Nations' Water and Wastewater

June 12, 2017 - 11:13 am

On Friday, the Government of Canada and announced an investment of $42.7 million in water and wastewater for BC First Nations. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, was in Semiahmoo First Nation to announce $42.7 million in targeted funding through Budget 2016 to support...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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