Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government: Community Notice

March 27, 2020 – CFN

A new outreach booklet by the Metlakatla Nation offers a step-by-step guide for First Nations that want to measure the full impact of development on their communities through Cumulative Effects Management (CEM).

Metlakatla Cumulative Effects Management: Methods, Results and Future Direction of a First Nation-led CEM Program was launched at the Indigenous Forum on Cumulative Effects in Calgary, February 4-6.

In 2014, northwest British Columbia was awash in LNG referrals and proposals. The Metlakatla First Nation responded through its Governing Council by establishing a cumulative effects management program. The Council directed the Metlakatla Stewardship Society (MSS) to undertake an Indigenous-informed approach to the work.

MSS Executive Director Ross Wilson says leadership wanted to understand the full extent of oil and gas industry benefits and impacts to the community, rather than examining them one by one.

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