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AB Government: Indigenous community consultations continue

Using remote meeting tools will help industry and Indigenous communities keep Albertans working on natural resource development projects. Companies that propose oil, gas, mining, forestry or similar projects that could disturb Crown land are responsible for managing consultation with affected Indigenous communities. The Government of Alberta’s Aboriginal Consultation Office ensures each of those consultations meets […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202048 Views

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250 reasons why BC’s forests are better today: FESBC – Canadian Forest Industries

March 9, 2020 By The Forest Enhancement Society of BC Work done to enhance and protect B.C.’s forests is critical. Environmentally for wildlife, greenhouse gas reduction, and responsible land stewardship for future generations; economically for workers and communities to thrive; and socially for people to enjoy and explore this important asset. The Forest Enhancement Society […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202025 Views

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Canada Invests in Indigenous Participation in the Forest Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada March 3, 2020 Toronto, Ontario Natural Resources Canada Canada’s forest sector continues to be an important source of employment across the country, including in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in Ontario. That is why Canada is investing in projects to equip Indigenous communities with the tools to build greener businesses and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202048 Views

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Tenure transfer approved to ensure British Columbians benefit

Feb. 28, 2020 CLEARWATER – Forestry workers, contractors and First Nations in and around Clearwater, Vavenby and Adams Lake will benefit from the transfer of Canfor’s Vavenby forest tenures to Interfor. “Under the previous government, companies could trade tenure like they were hockey cards, and the people impacted were often the last to find out […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202085 Views

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Canada Drives Forward on Mining Vision for 21st Century

From: Natural Resources Canada March 1, 2020 The Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) is a milestone in our mining history, outlining a new vision for mining that will help Canada seize the generational opportunities of this clean-growth century. Today, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, along with provincial and territorial ministers, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202033 Views

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Ontario Improving Moose Management Approach

Changes will improve sustainability and fairness February 25, 2020 Today, John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, announced Ontario is taking action to improve the system for moose harvest management and ensure a sustainable moose population. “We’re taking a smarter approach to moose harvest management to deliver on our commitment to make moose hunting […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202038 Views

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FPAC: New Agreement Further Erodes the Working Forest

(Vancouver) – BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) President and CEO Susan Yurkovich and Forest Products Association of Canada President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued a joint statement in response to the announcement today that the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of the Central Group of the Southern Mountain Caribou has been signed. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202041 Views

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Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

ALLISTON, ON, Feb. 18, 2020 – Forests Ontario’s 6th annual conference brought together nearly 400 landowners, forestry professionals, Indigenous leaders, educators and students on February 14th in Alliston. “It’s fitting that our conference is on Valentine’s Day, as a love for forests repays a thousand-fold,” said Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario. “Our forests provide […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202035 Views

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First Nations and natural resources: A different picture – Montreal Economic Institute

Montreal, February 12, 2020 – Protests are taking place across the country as certain members of First Nations express their opposition to the Coastal GasLink energy project in British Columbia. Yet according to Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI, we must keep in mind that the democratically elected band councils of the communities […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2020101 Views

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BC Government: Partnership supports management of Koksilah Watershed

Feb. 7, 2020 DUNCAN – A new government-to-government partnership will help ensure long-term water sustainability in the Koksilah Watershed south of Duncan and explore the benefits of a water sustainability plan for the area. Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, met with Chief William Seymour of Cowichan Tribes in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202030 Views

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Canada’s Forest Sector Embraces Nature-based Solutions to Fight Climate Change: FPAC

February 5, 2020 As delegates gather in Ottawa to attend Nature Canada’s climate solutions summit, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Forests Ontario issued a joint statement signalling the support of Canada’s renewable forest sector to advance nature-based solutions to help fight climate change. “Sustainable forest management and Canadian-made forest products help us reduce […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202063 Views

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Statement by Minister O’Regan in Response to Federal Court of Appeal Decision on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

From: Natural Resources Canada February 4, 2020 The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, today issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to uphold the Order in Council approving the Trans Mountain Expansion project: The Government of Canada welcomes the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA). […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202083 Views

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Media advisory – Minister O’Regan to Hold Media Availability Following Federal Court of Appeal Decision on Trans Mountain Expansion Project

From: Natural Resources Canada Media advisory OTTAWA — Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, will hold a media availability in the Foyer of the House of Commons on Tuesday, February 4, to discuss the Trans Mountain Expansion project. Date :                 February 4, 2020 Time :                1:30 p.m. EST Location :  […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202077 Views

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FPAC Launches Annual Awards of Excellence Program

February 3, 2020 Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) launched its third annual Awards of Excellence initiative in Ottawa. The program is intended to recognize and celebrate the men and women who have made special contributions to strengthen Canada’s forest products sector and our forestry communities. Each year, FPAC issues a call for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202078 Views

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MNBC: Call for BCMANR Captains

BCMANR is calling for applications for Captain’s of the Hunt for the following regions: –             Region 2 – Lower Mainland (currently vacant) –             Region 4 – Kootenays –             Region 6 – Northwest –             Region 7B – Peace (currently vacant) To qualify for consideration, you must: –            Must possess a valid and current MNBC Citizenship Card […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202060 Views

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Old Growth Forests Are Vital to Indigenous Cultures. We Need to Protect What’s Left – TheTyee.ca

The BC government wants to hear from the public as it reviews old growth logging policies. The B.C. government is reviewing its policies to manage the province’s old growth forests and seeking public input. This should be the opportunity for the government to start righting the mistakes of the past. This new approach must obey […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202061 Views

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BC Government: Funding available for ORV trail maintenance, safety programs

Jan. 14, 2020 VICTORIA – Outdoor groups interested in funding opportunities to improve off-road riding conditions and safety can once again apply to the Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Trail Fund. The funding is intended to improve the sustainability and quality of outdoor motorized vehicle opportunities for B.C. residents and visitors. The total available funding in 2020 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202063 Views

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Hundreds rally to keep Northern Pulp mill running – TheChronicleHerald.ca

HALIFAX, N.S. — They came by bus, they came by logging truck and they came by car. Most of the 700 or so people who huddled in freezing temperatures along Granville Street in Halifax on Thursday morning came by an honest and sometimes lifelong commitment to Nova Scotia’s forest industry. “We’re in a hell of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019162 Views

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NB Government: Measures announced to improve opportunities for woodlot owners

19 December 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has announced it will set a timber objective for private woodlots. “We are doubling down on our efforts to increase supply from private woodlots as a way to help energize the private sector,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “This decision will allow […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2019101 Views

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Hornepayne Lumber Welcomes Government’s Release of the Draft Forestry Sector Strategy – Net Newsledger

December 18, 2019 Hornepayne – Business – Hornepayne Lumber and Hornepayne Power (Hornepayne) welcome the Government of Ontario’s release of the draft Forestry Sector Strategy that aims to ensure sustainable management of forest resources, while also supporting job creation, promoting economic growth, and reducing unnecessary burden and costs for businesses in the industry. “The values […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019168 Views

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Ontario Working To Keep Province Free of Deadly Deer Disease

December 18, 2019 PETERBOROUGH – The Ontario government is taking action to help protect wildlife populations and ensure continued hunting opportunities in the province. The government has passed legislation and developed a plan to allow the Province to act quickly if wildlife diseases such as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – a progressive, fatal brain disorder that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019105 Views

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Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2019 – Forests Ontario announced new support for its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) today. The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. “The 50 MTP is better and more accessible than ever,” said Rob Keen, CEO of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201984 Views

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Fire risk-reduction projects set for Williams Lake area

A series of wildfire risk-reduction projects will be completed in the Williams Lake area over the next two years in interface areas where urban development borders on grasslands or forested areas. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development will be directing this work. Areas with steep slopes, fuel hazards or weather […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201996 Views

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Ontario Takes Next Step in Making Forestry Open for Business

Province Seeking Input on Draft Forest Sector Strategy December 4, 2019 MISSISSAUGA — The Ontario government is supporting the forest industry, and the northern and rural communities that depend on it, with the release of a draft Forest Sector Strategy. Ontario’s strategy will aim to stimulate job creation, promote economic growth, and reduce unnecessary burden […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2019122 Views

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Provincial Government Announces New Appointment to the Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee

November 29, 2019 The Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, announced the appointment of David Billard, P.Eng., PMP, to the Muskrat Falls Project Oversight Committee. This committee is mandated to provide independent and transparent oversight on cost and schedule performance of the project. The Muskrat Falls Oversight Committee, established in 2014, comprises senior officials […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2019156 Views

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New cut level set for Lakes Timber Supply Area

In response to the end of the mountain pine beetle epidemic and salvage of dead pine in the Lakes Timber Supply Area (TSA), the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Lakes TSA will be 970,000 cubic metres, effective immediately. The new AAC was announced by Diane Nicholls, chief forester, and includes three partitions: a maximum […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019120 Views

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B.C. salmon farmers heed U.N.’s call to develop aquaculture industry – SeaWestNews

Embracing sustainability as an opportunity, B.C.’s salmon farmers are heeding the call by the United Nations to develop the aquaculture industry as a win-win for a planet in need. B.C.’s salmon farmers have embraced sustainability as an opportunity and are heeding the call by the United Nations to develop the aquaculture industry as a win-win […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019119 Views

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Canada’s new natural resources minister to visit Alberta as first order of business – CTV News

CALGARY – Canada’s newly appointed natural resources minister is expected to make his first official visit to Alberta Thursday. Seamus O’Regan, an MP from Newfoundland and Labrador, will waste no time in the effort to ramp up support and create more unity in western Canada. He is scheduled to arrive in Calgary Thursday and meet […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2019133 Views

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Ongoing injustice of poverty for Indigenous consequence of Van der Peet | Angelique EagleWoman – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 20, 2019 According to the Canadian Poverty Institute, Indigenous peoples are experiencing the highest levels of poverty with one in every four persons in poverty and 40 per cent of Indigenous children living in poverty. As Indigenous leaders attempt to assert self-government and engage in economic development, systemic barriers undermine their efforts. While s. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019148 Views

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Woodfibre LNG invests millions in Squamish community and businesses: update to District

November 14, 2019 VANCOUVER – Woodfibre LNG provided an update to District of Squamish Council yesterday, highlighting the Company’s community investment and significant progress towards the overall remediation of the Woodfibre site. “Since 2013, we have contributed over $3 million to the Squamish community in taxes and contributions, approximately $10 million in contracts to Squamish […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019221 Views

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Government of BC: Over $27 million to help more wood fibre use

PRINCE GEORGE – More than $27 million in project grants that will help create jobs throughout British Columbia will also help increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned as slash. This was done by the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. (FESBC), which distributes the grants, in partnership with the B.C. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019104 Views

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Local economy the focus of Quesnel timber sharing

Nov. 13, 2019 QUESNEL – Local and Indigenous governments and local forestry stakeholders will benefit from increased participation opportunities in the forest sector under the new sharing agreement, called apportionment, for the Quesnel Timber Supply Area. “Today’s announcement gives communities and Indigenous Nations in the area a greater voice in local forest sector management, so […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019174 Views

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Tolko permanently closes Kelowna operation

Vernon, B.C. — Following a thorough examination of all contributing factors including log costs, market conditions, and cumulative policy burden, Tolko will permanently close its Kelowna division on January 8, 2020. This announcement today will allow employees at the mill to move forward with their lives in certainty. “At this time, our thoughts are with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 2019110 Views

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Building the Forest Sector’s Talent Pipeline: Job-Matching Tool Will Help Connect Workers With Foresty Job Opportunities

Canada’s forest sector is building a talent pipeline to fill an array of good-paying jobs in engineering, skilled trades, mill and woodlands operations, and administration. Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is launching a campaign to raise awareness around job opportunities in Canada’s forest sector. The The Greenest Workforce initiative builds on earlier joint efforts, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2019122 Views

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Parliamentary secretary’s statement on purchase of Conifex Timber by Hampton Lumber

Nov. 2, 2019 VICTORIA – Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement about the purchase of Conifex Timber by Hampton Lumber: “The completed purchase on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, of Conifex Timber’s forest licence and sawmill in Fort St. James to Hampton Lumber exemplifies our government’s approach […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201972 Views

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Conifex Announces Closing of Sale of Fort St. James Sawmill

November 1, 2019, Vancouver, BC – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX: CFF) announced today that it has closed its previously announced transaction with Hampton Lumber for the sale of its Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license. The consideration for the transaction, following certain customary adjustments, was approximately $38.6 million. For further information, please […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2019123 Views

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BC Government: Tree Farm Licence 61 allowable annual cut increased

Oct. 31, 2019 SOOKE – The new allowable annual cut (AAC) for Tree Farm Licence (TFL) 61 near Sooke is 121,000 cubic metres, announced Shane Berg, deputy chief forester. This new AAC is an 11.5% increase from the previous AAC of 108,500 cubic metres set in 2010. The increased AAC for TFL 61 is the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2019167 Views

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Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendations

Oct. 31, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has addressed almost 92% of the recommendations in the Abbott-Chapman report that looked into the devastating 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia. “We were all aware of the risk of catastrophic wildfires leading up to 2017, but at that time, not enough work was done […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2019143 Views

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Media Advisory – 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit

CALGARY, Oct. 30, 2019 – More than 70 Chiefs from across Canada who are in favour of energy and natural resource development are planning to attend the 2019 National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resource Summit, along with several hundred representatives from Canada’s natural resource industry. Speakers include Haida Hereditary Chief Roy Jones Jr., […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019244 Views

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Conifex and Hampton Announce BC Government Approval of Fort St. James Sawmill Sale

October 28 , 2019, Vancouver, BC – Conifex Timber Inc. (“Conifex”) (TSX: CFF) and Hampton Lumber announced today that the Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development has approved the sale of Conifex’s Fort St. James sawmill and associated forest license to Hampton Lumber. Ken Shields, Conifex’s Chair and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2019137 Views

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Government takes next step in old-growth protection

Oct. 23, 2019 VICTORIA – As part of government’s new approach to managing old growth in British Columbia, a two-person, independent panel is engaging British Columbians to get input and hear perspectives on managing the province’s old-growth forests for ecological, economic and cultural values. On July 17, 2019, government appointed panel members Garry Merkel and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019120 Views

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AIAI: CORDA Applications now Available

I am pleased to announce the call for funding applications to the Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) program for 2020-2021. CORDA supports a variety of natural resource management projects such as fishing, forestry, trapping, resource based tourism, and traditional harvesting.   The attached application package includes information about the program, application form, examples of past […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2019192 Views

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Annual Aerial Rabies Bait Drop

Province Committed to Eliminating the Threat of Rabies in Ontario’s Wildlife September 27, 2019 The Government of Ontario continues its efforts to keep Ontarians safe from rabies in the province with its annual aerial bait drop. From August to October, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will distribute rabies vaccine baits for wildlife by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2019163 Views

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BC Timber Sales celebrates National Forest Week

Sept. 24, 2019 VICTORIA – BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a supporter of National Forest Week, Sept. 22 to 28, 2019. This year’s theme, Canada’s Forests: Diverse Outdoor Classrooms, highlights the endless learning opportunities that Canada’s forests provide. Getting outdoors to learn and explore benefits individual health and expands collective forest education, improving the well-being […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2019105 Views

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Minister’s statement on National Forest Week

September 23, 2019 VICTORIA – Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement in recognition of National Forest Week, Sept. 22 to 28, 2019: “National Forest Week is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of Canada’s forests. Here in British Columbia, our forests have always […]

by pnationtalk on September 23, 201987 Views

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First Nation says restarting Fort Frances mill could damage other operators – Tbnewswatch.com

Rainy River First Nation is cautioning the MNRF against ‘disrupting’ wood supplies. FORT FRANCES, Ont. — A crack has developed in the efforts of the Town of Fort Frances to present a united front as it tries to save the former Resolute paper mill. A letter from Rainy River First Nations to the Ministry of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 2019107 Views

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Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry – CanadianManufacturing.com

The Business Council of B.C. just trimmed its 2019 economic forecast in part because of the forestry downturn, from 2.2 to 2% growth VANCOUVER—High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia’s forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2019181 Views

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Protecting indigenous rights will safeguard future of Amazon forest, advise Colombian tribal leaders – National Post

‘Indigenous people are a portal of knowledge, which has sustained us for millennia and allowed the Amazon to survive’ LETICIA, Colombia, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Sitting in a circle in a wooden shack on the outskirts of Leticia, the capital of Colombia’s Amazonas province, indigenous leaders savoured powdered coca leaves and tobacco paste […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2019192 Views

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Canada Promotes Indigenous Participation in Quebec’s Energy Sector

From: Natural Resources Canada August 30, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada The best solutions for combating climate change in rural and remote Indigenous communities come from the people who live there. This is why the Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to ensure that they participate in and benefit from natural resource […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2019137 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Moose Licences available for Beneficiaries

The Nunatsiavut Government has 29 moose licences available to be drawn and harvested by Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement for the 2019-2020 hunting season. The 2019-2020 Beneficiary moose licences will be distributed as follows: Nain Hopedale Postville Makkovik Rigolet Upper Lake Melville 6 licences 6 licences 3 licences 5 licences 5 licences […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 201997 Views

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