Participant Funding Allocated for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes

by pmnationtalk on April 16, 201879 Views

Public Notice

April 13, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $5,802,253.34 to 174 Indigenous funding applicants and $13,065.94 to 25 other funding applicants to assist their participation in the federal review of environmental assessment processes. These funds were allocated from September 2016 to September 2017.

This funding was made available through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. The program supports public participation that contributes to an open, balanced process and strengthens the quality and credibility of federal environmental assessments.

Summary of Funding

Applicant Allocation
Ambrose Raftis $416.00
Benjamin Korody $543.03
Brennain Lloyd, Northwatch $385.02
Celesa Horvath $486.55
Elizabeth Vandermeer $197.80
Chief Elsie Jack (Carry the Kettle First Nation) $1,000.00
Eric Harper $442.51
Eugene Bourgeois $269.35
Gary Schneider (Environmental Coalition of PEI) $627.30
James N. Tanner $1,000.00
Justin Viljakainen $530.00
Mark Butler (Ecology Action Centre) $376.12
Marti McFadzean (Inverhuron Committee) $620.00
Maxime Gérin-Ouellet $330.00
Meghan Gray $240.00
Dr. Michael Arfken $381.00
Mike Wilton $474.64
Richard Lindgren (Canadian Environmental Law Association) $189.00
Riley Stobie $529.20
Robert Rattle $587.47
Sébastien Caron (Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Côte-Nord) $872.95
Serge Bastien (Société de l’eau souterraine Abitibi-Témiscamingue) $1000.00
Shawna-Rae Larocque $445.00
Trent Moraes (Skidegate Band Council) $1000.00
Wanda Baxter $123.00
Total $13,065.94

National Indigenous Organizations

Applicant Allocation
Assembly of First Nations $733,200.00
Métis National Council $230,000.00
Total $963,200.00

Summary for Indigenous Organizations by Province / Territory

Province / Territory Allocation
Alberta $430,625.71
British Columbia $1,549,608.18
Manitoba $425,971.50
New Brunswick $100,895.13
Newfoundland and Labrador $91,250.00
Nova Scotia $225,750.50
Northwest Territories $118,245.00
Ontario $1,036,283.75
Quebec $314,338.07
Saskatchewan $546,085.50
Total $4,839,053.34

Indigenous Organizations by Province / Territory


Applicant Allocation
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation $9,000.00
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation $9,000.00
Beaver Lake Cree Nation $9,000.00
Buffalo Metis Settlement $9,000.00
Chipewyan Prairie Industry Relations Corporation, for the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation $8,925.00
Cold Lake First Nations $9,000.00
Dene Tha’ First Nation $9,000.00
Enoch Cree Nation #440 $9,000.00
Ermineskin Cree Nation $9,000.00
Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, coordinating for Fishing Lake Metis Settlement and Elizabeth Metis Settlement $9,000.00
Foothills Ojibway First Nation $9,000.00
Friends of Michel Society, on behalf of Michel First Nation $9,000.00
Horse Lake First Nation Industry Relations Corporation $8,994.70
Kainai First Nation, coordinating Kainai First Nation, Siksika First Nation and Piikani First Nation, collectively known as the Blackfoot Confederacy $30,000.00
Kapawe’no First Nation $9,000.00
Kikino Metis Settlement $9,000.00
Louis Bull Tribe $9,000.00
McMurray Métis (Métis Nation Alberta (MNA) Local #1935), coordinating McMurray Métis (MNA Local 1935), Fort McKay First Nation, Fort Chipewyan Métis (MNA Local #125), Fort McKay Métis (MNA Local #63), Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee (representing MNA Local #193) $68,126.01
Métis Nation of Alberta Association $66,800.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association Local Council 1909 $9,000.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Association Local Council 1990 $8,960.00
Métis Nation of Alberta Local Council 55 Gunn, coordinating Métis Nation of Alberta Local Council 55 Gunn and Métis Nation of Alberta Association Local Council 1994 $12,000.00
Mikisew Cree First Nation Government and Industry Relations $9,000.00
Montana First Nation $9,000.00
North Peace Tribal Council, coordinating Beaver First Nation, Tall Cree First Nation and Little Red River Cree Nation $20,000.00
O’Chiese First Nation $8,820.00
Paul First Nation $9,000.00
Samson Cree Nation $9,000.00
Stoney Nakoda Nations $9,000.00
Tsuu T’ina Nation $9,000.00
Whitefish Lake Band #128 (Goodfish) $9,000.00
Total $430,625.71

British Columbia

Applicant Allocation
Adams Lake Indian Band $9,000.00
Beecher Bay First Nation $10,500.00
Blueberry River First Nations $9,000.00
British Columbia Métis Federation $10,500.00
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council $65,895.00
Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly $46,000.00
Cowichan Tribes $9,000.00
Dease River Development Corporation $9,000.00
Ditidaht First Nations $9,000.00
Doig River First Nation $9,000.00
Esquimalt Nation $9,000.00
First Nations Energy and Mining Society doing business as British Columbia First Nations Energy and Mining Council $349,800.00
First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society $46,000.00
Fort Nelson First Nation $9,000.00
Gitga’at First Nation $9,000.00
Gitxaala Nation $9,000.00
Great Bear Initiative Society $52,893.00
Haisla Nation Council $9,000.00
Heiltsuk First Nation $9,000.00
Indigenous Women’s Business Network $9,000.00
Kelly Lake Cree Nation $9,000.00
Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society $9,000.00
Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation $9,000.00
Kitselas Band Council $9,000.00
Kitsumkalum Indian Band $9,000.00
Ktunaxa Nation Council $16,392.95
Kwakiutl First Nation $9000.00
Kwikwetlem First Nation $10,500.00
Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation and Ulkatcho First Nation $13,500.00
Lower Nicola Indian Band $9,000.00
Lyackson First Nation $9,000.00
Malahat Nation $9,000.00
Métis Provincial Council of British Columbia $135,500.00
Metlakatla Stewardship Society $9,000.00
Musqueam Indian Band $10,500.00
Nak’azdli Whut’en $10,500.00
Nisga’a Nation $23,000.00
Nooaitch Indian Band $9,000.00
Office of the Wet’suwet’en $34,500.00
Okanagan Nation Alliance $68,983.50
Pacheedaht First Nation $9,000.00
Pauquachin First Nation $10,500.00
People of the River Referrals Office of the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre $100,200.00
Prophet River First Nation $9,000.00
Q’ul-lhanumutsun Aquatic Resources Society $23,000.00
Saulteau First Nation $9,000.00
shíshálh Nation $8,932.00
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council $23,000.00
Skeena Fisheries Commission $66,606.40
Spuzzum First Nation $9,000.00
Squamish Nation $9,000.00
Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation $27,000.00
Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek) $9,000.00
T’Sou-ke First Nation $9,000.00
Tahltan Central Government $13,500.00
Te’mexw Treaty Association $13,500.00
Ts’kw’aylaxw First Nation $9,000.00
Tsawwassen First Nation $8,965.61
Tsilhqot’in National Government $34,500.00
Tsleil-Waututh Nation $9,000.00
West Moberly First Nations $9,000.00
Xaxli’p First Nation $8,939.72
Total $1,549,608.18


Applicant Allocation
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs $108,400.00
Manitoba Metis Federation $164,371.50
Manto Sipi First Nation (God’s River Band 302) $9,000.00
Opaskwayak Cree Nation $8,800.00
Peguis First Nation $18,000.00
Pimicikamak Okimawin $9,000.00
Southern Chiefs Organization $108,400.00
Total $425,971.50

New Brunswick

Applicant Allocation
Elsipogtog First Nation $9,000.00
Maliseet Nations from New Brunswick $45,895.13
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated $46,000.00
Total $100,895.13

Newfoundland and Labrador

Applicant Allocation
Innu Nation $18,000.00
Nunatsiavut Government $9,000.00
NunatuKavut Community Council Inc. $64,250.00
Total $91,250.00

Nova Scotia

Applicant Allocation
Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs $28,967.50
Kwilmu’kw Maw-Klusuaqn Negotiation Office $100,200.00
Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council $87,583.00
Sipekne’katik $9,000.00
Total $225,750.50

Northwest Territories

Applicant Allocation
Dene Nation $66,800.00
Gwich’in Tribal Council $23,945.00
Inuvialiut Regional Corporation $27,500.00
Total $118,245.00


Applicant Allocation
Aamjiwnaang First Nation $9,000.00
Algonquin Opportunity (No.2) Corporation, on behalf of the Algonquin Treaty Negotiation Funding Trust (Algonquins of Ontario) $46,000.00
Animakee Wa Zhing $9,000.00
Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc. $27,000.00
Aroland First Nation $9,000.00
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg $9,000.00
Chiefs of Ontario $161,500.00
Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation $9,000.00
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation $9,000.00
Eabametoong First Nation $9,000.00
Eagle Lake First Nation $9,000.00
Grand Council Treaty #3 Representative Services $77,200.00
Long Lake #58 First Nation $9,000.00
Magnetawan First Nation $9,000.00
Mamawesen, North Shore Tribal Council $69,000.00
Marten Falls First Nation $9,000.00
Matawa First Nations Management $34,500.00
Métis Nation of Ontario $65,040.77
Mishkeegogamang First Nation $9,000.00
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation $9,000.00
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte $9,000.00
Moose Cree First Nation $8,985.00
Mushkegowuk Council $43,500.00
Naotkamegwanning First Nation $9,000.00
Nishnawbe Aski Nation $131,400.00
Obashkaandagaang First Nation $9,000.00
Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining First Nation $9,000.00
Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation $9,000.00
Red Rock Indian Band $8,935.04
Red Sky Métis Independent Nation $9,000.00
Shoal Lake #40 First Nation $9,000.00
Six Nations of the Grand River $56,400.00
Taykwa Tagamou Nation $9,000.00
United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising $53,822.94
Wabaseemoong Independent Nations $9,000.00
Wabauskang First Nation $9,000.00
Wabun Tribal Council $46,000.00
Total $1,036,283.75


Applicant Allocation
Alliance Autochtone communauté 044-Trois-Rivières Métropolitain $9,000.00
Conseil de la Nation huronne-wendat $8,922.77
Grand conseil de la nation Wabanaki $9,000.00
Grand Council of the Crees $30,000.00
Institut de développement durable des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador (IDDPNQL) $120,000.00
Kebaowek Fist Nation $9,000.00
Makivik Corporation $58,659.00
Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke $9,000.00
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach $10,417.10
Nation Innu Matimekush-Lac John $8,740.00
Pekuakamiulnuatsh, Essipit et Nutashkuan $22,951.68
Timiskaming First Nation $8,147.52
Wolf Lake First Nation $10,500.00
Total $314,338.07


Applicant Allocation
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations $318,400.50
James Smith Cree Nation $9,000.00
Lac La Ronge Indian Band $13,000.00
Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Secretariat Inc. $129,200.00
Onion Lake Cree Nation $9,000.00
Peepeekisis Cree Nation $8,985.00
Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation $9,000.00
Sakimay First Nations $9,000.00
Ya’thi Néné Land and Resource Office, on behalf of Black Lake First Nation, Fond du Lac First Nation and Hatchet Lake First Nation $40,500.00
Total $546,085.50

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development. The Agency administers a Participant Funding Program to provide limited financial assistance to individuals, incorporated not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous groups to help prepare for and participate in key stages of environmental assessments undertaken by the Agency or by review panels.

The review

In June 2016, the Government of Canada announced it would undertake a review of federal environmental assessment processes. In August, an Expert Panel was announced, that would oversee the review and engage with Canadians both online and in-person. The Panel went to 21 cities, received over 500 online submissions, and welcomed over 1,000 participants at engagement sessions.

The Expert Panel report is one component of the Government of Canada’s review of environmental and regulatory processes which was launched in June 2016. The other components that were launched included reviews to modernize the National Energy Board, as well as to restore lost protections and introduce modern safeguards to the Fisheries Act and the Navigation Protection Act.

On February 8, 2018 the Government of Canada proposed new legislation that would put in place better rules to protect the environment, fish and waterways, and rebuild public trust in how decisions about resource development are made. The new rules must still be passed by Parliament.

As part of the government’s commitment to renewing its relationship with Indigenous people based on recognition of rights, mutual respect, cooperation and partnership, the government will continue working with Indigenous groups to ensure their input informs regulatory and policy development. Working with Indigenous communities and ensuring they are fully engaged in the process is central to this process working.

More information about the review is available at


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