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Indigenous Climate Action attends the Assembly of First Nation General Assembly July 12-14, 2016

Indigenous Climate Action attended the AFN General Assembly in Niagara Falls last week. While we were there we had the opportunity to have a table in the trade show area. We we so lucky to have our table visited by so many amazing people and leaders including Dene Elder Francois Paulette, Mohawk leader Ellen Gabriel, Chief Tony Alexis from Nakota Alexis First Nation, the newly appointed Director of Indigenous Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Jesse McCormick and many more.

We also had a great opportunity to sit down with Minister McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change. It was a great discussion about the need to ensure the rights and voices of Indigenous peoples are included in the development of Climate Change policy and solutions in Canada. She even tweeted about it!

While we were there we also drafted a late resolution calling on leaders to support Indigenous-led community efforts, such as Indigenous Climate Action network, to educate and provide knowledge to Indigenous Peoples on the impacts and policies necessary to combat climate change. As well as Incorporate an Indigenous human rights based approach inclusive of Indigenous customary laws that shall promote, respect, and protect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples. The resolution was supported by Chief Alexis and seconded by Chief David Crate of the Fisher River Cree Nation.

Click image below to download and read the full version of the resolution, that we are happy to report was passed unanimously!

All in all in was a great couple of days in Niagara Falls.