Environment and Natural Resources
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) works closely with Aboriginal and Northern partners to develop strategies to address climate change and environmental issues while facilitating economic development.
The following stories showcase how First Nation and Inuit communities are eliminating contaminants and focussing on sustainable development opportunities.
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First Nations Land Management Signing Ceremony
More and more First Nations are beginning to realize the economic development benefits that come from direct management of their reserve lands. On April 13, 2012, 18 First Nations from across Canada signed on to the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, which allows First Nations to move beyond the Indian Act to assume control over their reserve land, resources and environment.
Science through a Different Lens
IPY projects can do more than just contribute to scientific understanding; they can be tools for building community capacity and community development according to IPY Science Coordinator for the Yukon, Bob Van Dijken.
Getting a Clear Picture on the Effects of Climate Change
Armed with digital cameras and hand-held GPS units, scientists and northern hunters and trappers examined and recorded the changing biosphere of the North.
Akwesasne Water Treatment Facility
Using traditional knowledge to guide modern technology, the Akwesasne First Nation is a role model for other communities wishing to develop their own first class water treatment facility.
T'Sou-ke First Nation Solar Community Program, British Columbia
In a small First Nations community on Vancouver Island, energy meters are spinning backwards. As the sun beats down on the new solar panel installation that the T'Sou‑ke First Nation built, so much clean energy is being produced that there's enough to power the entire community and sell a surplus back to BC Hydro.
Global Partnership in Renewable Energy for Membertou First Nation
The Membertou First Nation supports their commitment to environment and innovation by engaging in an exciting new joint venture project.
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