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Manitoba First Nations say province hasn’t consulted on proposed flood channel – APTN News

August 13, 2019 Several First Nations in Manitoba say they haven’t been consulted by the province on plans for a new flood channel connecting two major waterways to mitigate flooding risks. The provincial government has been working on plans for the channel since major flooding devastated First Nations communities in the province eight years ago. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 20195 Views

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Funding to Support Indigenous Participation in the new Impact Assessment System

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency July 10, 2019 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is making funding available through a new Indigenous Capacity Support Program to Indigenous peoples, communities and organizations to help develop skills to better participate in the new impact assessment process. Improvements proposed in the new impact assessment system for Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201964 Views

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Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations – CBC

Babies and people with respiratory conditions will be flown out first Jul 06, 2019 Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba. Evacuations are currently underway in Little Grand Rapids First Nation — and will soon begin in Pauingassi First Nation — for people facing […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 201966 Views

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Canada invests in projects to restore Lake Winnipeg Basin water quality

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada July 5, 2019 – Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada is home to a fifth of the world’s fresh water, and the federal government is taking action to protect this precious resource. The Lake Winnipeg Basin is an important freshwater resource. The basin is the heart giving life to all the lakes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201977 Views

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MKO Supports the Reduction of Plastic Waste in Northern Manitoba

June 11, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) supports Canada’s announcement that it plans to ban single-use plastics throughout Canada by the year 2021. “First Nations citizens have traditionally been the stewards and protectors of the lands and the waters throughout Canada,” stated Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “At the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201945 Views

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Information Sessions Planned for Lake Manitoba Outlet Channels Project

June 6, 2019 The Manitoba government will be updating the public on the province’s plans for two new, permanent outlet channels for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin that will greatly enhance the province’s capacity to manage flooding, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “The outlet channels are critically important to ensuring the safety of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201944 Views

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Manitoba Assists Ontario’s Evacuation of Residents from Pikangikum First Nation

June 2, 2019 The Manitoba government, at the request of the Ontario government, will support the evacuation of residents from Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario.  The community, about 100 kilometres north of Red Lake, is threatened by wildfire and smoke. The Manitoba government’s Emergency Measures Organization is working with officials from Ontario and Indigenous Services […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201953 Views

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Hollow Water First Nation takes silica sand mine protest to legislature – CTV News Winnipeg

May 30, 2019 Members of a Manitoba Indigenous community and its supporters took a stand Wednesday against a silica sand mine. The “Take a Stand with Camp Morningstar” group gathered on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature building to rally against a silica sand mine approved on Hollow Water First Nation’s traditional lands. Community members […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201955 Views

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MMF Recognized by Government of Canada for its Community-based Monitoring of the Lake Winnipeg Basin

May 23, 2019 Today, the Government of Canada formally acknowledged the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and its volunteers for their continued work monitoring the quality of Lake Winnipeg. “We are very excited to play an integral role in watershed monitoring for the Lake Winnipeg Basin,” said John Parenteau, MMF Minister Responsible for Fisheries. “Protecting our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201973 Views

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Indigenous peoples, ‘guardians of Nature’, under siege – Phys.org

From Amazon rainforests to the Arctic Circle, indigenous peoples are leveraging ancestral knowhow to protect habitats that have sustained them for hundreds and even thousands of years, according to a landmark UN assessment of biodiversity released Monday. But these “guardians of nature” are under siege, warns the first major UN scientific report to fully consider […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201938 Views

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