The Boreal Forest: Our Land, Our Story, Our Responsibility
MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - Faced with increasing industrial
development and land issues, Canada's Boreal Forest needs solutions.
Aboriginal leadership in conservation and land use planning is amongst
our strongest tools.
Prominent Aboriginal leaders will speak of their experiences living and
working in the Boreal Forest:
Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou
Istchee), former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations;
Chief Paul Gull, Cree Nation of Waswanipi and
Stephen Kakfwi, former Premier of the Northwest Territories and former
President of the Dene Nation
will speak about the challenges and opportunities for Aboriginal peoples
working to conserve and develop their boreal homelands.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:00-9:00 p.m. This free, public
event will open with the performance of prominent local Innu artist
McGill University, Stewart Biology Building, Room S1/3
Docteur Penfield Ave, Montreal
McGill University's Aboriginal Sustainability Projects and the
Canadian Boreal Initiative. Invited guests also include senior
government officials, Aboriginal and industry leaders, and
representatives from conservation organizations.
About the Canadian Boreal Initiative
CBI brings together diverse partners to create new solutions for boreal
conservation and sustainable development. It acts as a catalyst for
on-the-ground efforts across the Boreal Forest region by governments,
industry, Aboriginal communities, conservation groups, major retailers,
financial institutions and scientists.
SOURCE Canadian Boreal Initiative
For further information:
Suzanne Fraser, 613-552-7277 email@example.com