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RELEASE: Canadians Want Economic Recovery to Include Nature Conservation & Indigenous Stewardship

Poll: Canadians Want Economic Recovery to Include Nature Conservation & Indigenous Stewardship Ottawa: July 7, 2020   As the country focuses on restoring public health and the economy in the face of COVID-19, most Canadians continue to want the federal government to prioritize nature protection. According to a new poll, they…...

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SONDA : Les Canadiens veulent que la conservation et l’intendance autochtones fassent partie de la relance économique

Sondage : Les Canadiens veulent que la conservation et l’intendance autochtones fassent partie de la relance économique Ottawa: 7 juillet, 2020:  Alors que les efforts du pays sont axés sur le rétablissement de la santé publique et de l’économie dans le contexte de la COVID-19, la plupart des Canadiens souhaitent toujours…...

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RELEASE: ILI Recognized for Conservation Leadership

RELEASE: ILI Recognized for Conservation Leadership The Indigenous Leadership Initiative is honoured to receive the 2019 Gold Leaf Award from the Canadian Council of Ecological Areas. The council is a national organization dedicated to expanding and managing a network of protected areas that conserve the rich ecological diversity of the country’s…...

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RELEASE: Innovative partnership in support of Indigenous-led conservation of nature launched in Canada

GUELPH, TURTLE ISLAND - A historic partnership in support of the conservation of traditional lands and waters by Indigenous Peoples is among a number of projects to receive funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership will receive $2.5 million with additional funds…...

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RELEASE: ILI Statement on $6.4 Million Investment in First Nations Guardians Programs

Ottawa: Wednesday, July 17th, 2019: The Government of Canada announced that it will invest $6.4 million in the First Nations stream of the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program. Twenty-two projects—some existing and some new—will receive funds to support Indigenous-led conservation. The projects were selected by the First Nations Federal Pilot Joint…...

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RELEASE: UNESCO declares Pimachiowin Aki Canada’s first “mixed” cultural and natural WHS

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee today inscribed the Pimachiowin Aki boreal forest spanning the Manitoba–Ontario boundary as a World Heritage Site, recognizing the outstanding universal value of both its cultural and natural features. The decision ends one journey for the four Anishinaabe First Nations who have worked through two previous…...

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RELEASE: Pimachiowin Aki recommended for World Heritage Site listing

Pimachiowin Aki has received the two key recommendations needed to be added to the World Heritage Site list. These recommendations are from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which are the main advisory bodies to the UNESCO World…...

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RELEASE: Budget 2018 proposes $1.3 billion for conservation; points to importance of Indigenous partnerships in reaching conservation goals

The Government of Canada has made a major investment in protecting Canada’s natural riches for future generations. The 2018 federal budget includes a historic $1.3 billion allocation to meet Canada’s international commitment to protect 17 per cent of its lands and 10 percent of waters by 2020 and points to the…...

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RELEASE: National Indigenous Guardians Network Receives Funding In Federal Budget

The movement to create a National Indigenous Guardians Network gained new ground today when the government of Canada included an initial investment of $25 million over 5 years in the 2017-2018 federal budget....

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RELEASE: Indigenous Guardians Network Seeks About $500 Million Investment Over Five Years

The Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI) is asking the Federal Government to help Indigenous Nations and communities address major challenges by committing roughly $500-million over five years in a partnership to create a national network of Guardian programmes....

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