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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, 201936 Views

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Feds to fund Manitoba First Nation’s forestry operation – Canadian Forest Industrie

August 12, 2019 The Canadian government today announced a $50,500 investment in the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, a Swampy Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located in northeast Birch River, Man. The money will help the First Nation launch a feasibility study and a business plan for a logging operation and forest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201922 Views

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Woodland caribou, Indigenous dialogue to be highlights of FSC Canada’s new standards – Canadian Biomass

March 4, 2019 – A new standard for sustainable forestry in Canada is almost ready to come into effect, says the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Canadian chapter. The Policy and Standards Committee of FSC International has conditionally approved the national Forests Management Standard put forth by FSC Canada in September 2018. Among the chief highlights of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 201980 Views

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Manitoba signs forestry development agreement with First Nations group – Canadian Forest Industries

March 1, 2019 The province of Manitoba has signed a two-year forestry management option license with four First Nations on the east side of Lake Winnipeg to investigate the possibility of Indigenous-led forest development The agreement involves Black River First Nation, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Hollow Water First Nation and Sagkeeng First Nation. According to a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 1, 201972 Views

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Manitoba Signs Forestry Agreement With First Nation Consortium

The risk of major spring flooding in the Red River Valley in 2019 is high, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler said today. “Early forecasting data shows that we expect to see major flooding along the Red River, with both the Red River Floodway and the Portage Diversion pressed into service,” Schuler said. “Manitoba Infrastructure continues to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 201977 Views

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FPAC welcomes Canadian Kraft Paper as its Newest Member

January 23, 2019 Today, Derek Nighbor, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), announced that Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. is joining FPAC as its newest member. Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd. is an integrated kraft pulp and paper mill located in The Pas, Manitoba, 620 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. The mill […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201979 Views

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Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation (NFMC): First Nations and Canadian Kraft Paper Industries form historic Forestry Management Company

The Pas, Manitoba, Canada, July 6, 2018—A historic partnership has been forged today between Nekoté (a corporation representing seven First Nations) and Canadian Kraft Paper (CKPI) in Manitoba. Under this 50-50 partnership, Nekoté and CKPI will form a new company called Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation (NFMC) to co-manage 8.7 million hectares of boreal forest; sharing […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 2018107 Views

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The Government of Canada celebrates Pimachiowin Aki as Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage site

From: Parks Canada Pimachiowin Aki World Heritage site Recognizes Indigenous Stewardship of Canada’s Boreal Forest July 1, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Today, Pimachiowin Aki, a 29,040 square kilometre expanse of boreal forest spanning the Manitoba–Ontario border, has been inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201892 Views

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Minister Carr Launches Generation Energy Council Report

June 28, 2018 – Winnipeg – Natural Resources Canada A worldwide transformation to a low-carbon future is underway, and Canadians want to play an active role in creating it. They expect bold leadership and action from all facets of society in charting an affordable, reliable and inclusive course for Canada’s energy future. Canada’s Minister of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 201893 Views

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The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, delivers Keynote Speech to the Canadian Bar Association’s Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit.

June 1, 2018 Thank you and good afternoon, everyone. I was struck by the theme you have chosen for this Summit: The Intersection of Energy and the Environment, because it speaks directly to the challenges — and opportunities — before us, as Canadians, as citizens of the world. We are in the midst of something that has […]

by pmnationtalk on June 4, 201888 Views

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