Environment and Climate Change Canada
Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Métis Local 125, and McMurray Métis and other communities and organizations, and as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada, various orders of government, the private sector, and education providers are collaborating on an initiative to strengthen Indigenous employment in environmental monitoring. This initiative has partial funding through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative. A model of training and business development support may be applied to other regions of Canada in future years.
Eco-Ethonomics has been hired to undertake analysis to support the establishment of Indigenous business ventures in environmental monitoring and inform a 2017-19 work plan, as well as provide background research on Indigenous business supports and structures, and current and future trends in the environmental industry sector.