Nations Support New Climate Change Program
Climate change is on the minds of many these days. That is why more than half the nations that make up Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council have supported NmTC’s application to coordinate a new program: the Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP).
It was designed by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to assist First Nations to assess risks and challenges posed by climate change impacts.
Band council resolutions (BCR) had been passed by six NmTC councils as the Sentinel went to press. The BCR said the nation “recognizes the importance of climate change adaptation in order to address the nation’s current and potential vulnerabilities to climate change”.
Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is eligible to receive funding from the CCAP. The BCRs supported a funding application to the CCAP for 2014-2015 fiscal year that will be coordinated by NmTC.