On February 19th, 2018, Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador and parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennet, announced an investment of $977, 975 to help increase the Nunatsiavut government capacity to respond to climate change challenges in the region and to implement their climate change adaptation priorities.
This funding was provided through the Climate Change Preparedness in the North program. The program will supporting both a Climate Change Community Liaison position within the Nunatsiavut Government until 2021 and support the implementation of climate change adaptation actions related to youth engagement into adaptation initiatives, capacity building through knowledge exchange, infrastructure assessments and food security.
In the spirit of reconciliation, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting and partnering with Indigenous and northern communities, territorial, provincial and Indigenous governments and other interested parties, as they take action on climate change.
“The Government of Canada is working with the people of Nunatsiavut to build on their traditional knowledge and find new and innovative approaches to advance climate change resilience in their communities. These projects will improve Nunatsiavut’s autonomy and capacity to achieve these goals while renewing the Inuit-Crown relationship on the basis of recognition of rights, respect and partnership.”
Member of Parliament for Labrador and parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs