Category: Press Release

Fourteen First Nations in B.C. to Receive $3.1M Towards Clean Energy Projects

VANCOUVER – Fourteen First Nations throughout the province are receiving $3.1 million in funding to develop alternative energy projects and advance energy efficiency in their communities through the British Columbia Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI), a clean-energy funding partnership between the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the New Relationship Trust (NRT). …

New funding expands support for Indigenous food sovereignty

VICTORIA – More Indigenous communities will benefit from increased funding for food sovereignty, food security and Indigenous-led agriculture. “Indigenous food sovereignty is important to the health of Indigenous Peoples and the province as a whole, said Pam Alexis, Minister of Agriculture and Food. By strengthening traditional Indigenous food systems, we are building a more resilient …

First Nations in B.C. can now apply for the Declaration Act Engagement Fund

VANCOUVER – The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is now accepting application online from First Nations in B.C. to a $200 million fund to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration). Established in April 2023 by the Province of British Columbia, the Declaration Act Engagement Fund supports …

Remote First Nations Communities Advance Clean-Energy Projects

Through the Province’s Community Energy Diesel Reduction (CEDR) program (CleanBC initiative), twelve First Nations communities throughout B.C. will receive a total of $7.1 million to develop alternative-energy projects and advance energy efficiency. Read more about this initiative HERE.

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