Alberta’s climate change plans strengthen First Nations hand: chief – CTV

Alberta’s climate change plans strengthen First Nations hand: chief – CTV

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 2015355 Views

November 27, 2015

EDMONTON — A First Nations chief says Alberta’s new climate change policy strengthens his hand in arguing for a greater role in planning energy development.

Grand Chief Steve Courtoreille of the Treaty 8 First Nations says he’s still waiting to hear what the plan means for his people.

The policy repeatedly emphasizes that aboriginals must play a prominent role in plans to combat climate change.

Courtoreille says that should translate into direct input into monitoring environmental change in the oilsands region.

Read More: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alberta-s-climate-change-plans-strengthen-first-nations-hand-chief-1.2677196

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