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Federal gov’t funded Indigenous protected area project on Ontario’s Crown land – Tbnewswatch.com

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019203 Views

The federal government is funding a K.I. proposal that implicates provincial Crown land.

THUNDER BAY — Ontario’s response to a First Nation’s-led initiative to establish a large protected area in the remote north remains uncertain, as it appears to have had little involvement in the plan.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug wants to oversee a proposed 1.3 million-hectare Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in its traditional territory.

The federal government earlier this year committed $300,000 to the project from the Canada Nature Fund’s Target 1 Challenge.

The money will allow K.I. to do preliminary work including identifying the area to be protected and collecting baseline environmental data.

Read More: https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/federal-govt-funded-indigenous-protected-area-project-on-ontarios-crown-land-1874530

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