By Scott Hayes Local Journalism Initiative Reporter There’s a wealth of new federal funding coming for four Indigenous-led conservation initiatives. While none are located in Jasper National Park or even in Alberta, the announcement sets an ambitious goal for land protections across the country. It also signals a watershed moment in the involvement of Indigenous Peoples in environmental stewardship. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced up to $800 million in funding for the projects over seven years, starting in 2023. The funding will support up to four Indigenous-led conservation initiatives that, once completed, could protect an additional one million square kilometres toward Canada’s goals of conserving 25 per cent of its land and waters by 2025, and 30 per cent by 2030. “Indigenous Peoples have been guardians of the land,
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