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Posted — avril 22

The Pakatakan Project: One Year Later

The Pakatakan Project: One Year Later

Growing out of the very first Earth Day in 1970, the Earth Day mission has always been to diversify, educate, and activate the environmental movement worldwide, all year long. This year’s theme is: Invest In Our Planet. One year ago, we announced our donation to support the Pakatakan Project through our partnership with SNAP Québec, the Quebec Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

This Earth Day, we’re taking a look back at everything they’ve been able to achieve so far, through our donation of $50,000, to help conserve Canada’s natural spaces and wildlife.

Here are some highlights of the work that has been done, since last Earth Day, towards the protection and recognition of Innu natural sacred sites! 

 

  • Protected area proposal maps have been updated.
  • The Pakatakan project was showcased at the Great Walk for the Protection of Forests, which was attended by many government representatives, local and national media, non-governmental organizations and citizens.
  • UAPASHKUSS was invited to meet with the Québec Minister of the Environment, as well as the Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, to put forward their proposal and aspirations.
  • Two Innu resources have been hired to support the work of the UAPASHKUSS project manager.
  • UAPASHKUSS and SNAP Québec are currently working in close collaboration with local Innu leaders towards an Innu protected area proposal.

 

For more, please visit SNAP Quebec’s official website by clicking here.