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Mission Statement:

The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations is an entity developed to work on behalf of the seventeen First Nations of Treaty No. 6 (West) and has the mandate to protect the Treaty and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including protecting the Inherent and Treaty Rights of the First Nations and their citizens.  The Environment and Climate department is mandated to assist in building support for the seventeen First Nations of Treaty No. 6 (West) to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Vision Statement:
The Environment and Climate department will assist in education and informing the CTSFN member-nations of the current environmental impacts, proactive measures in mitigation and adaptation of climate change so that we may maintain strong traditional connection to our lands, territories and all of its resources.  At the CTSFN we believe it is our duty to work at developing a viable strategy in working with national, federal and provincial governments, the Environment and Climate department will do this in line with the commitments made to the communities they serve and through the Paris Agreement.  The CTSFN Environment and Climate department will work on identifying the issues, opportunities and inclusion in the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan and the Pan Canadian Framework on Climate Change.  The Environment and Climate department will assist the First Nations in addressing the current regulatory process, the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan, the Pan Canadian Framework on Climate Change, the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 94 Calls to Action as it relates to climate mitigation and adaptation.  A continued public discourse is necessary for change that supports First Nations peoples and communities, this is supported through the CTSFN work as it relates to Environment and Climate.



  • Participation in the solutions to climate change with a focus on the Just Transition and economy diversification.

  • Utilization of the political authority of the collective voice of the Chiefs of the CTSFN to engage with federal and provincial governments for the purpose of implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples articles relating to the environment, lands, territories and resources.

  • Protection and preservation of Treaty and Indigenous Rights with lasting impacts on the regulatory process that effectively incorporates Treaty and Indigenous Rights through policy implementation and engagement.

  • Community engagement and education to increase the knowledge of climate change within communities, for communities and at a community member-level.

  • Support CTSFN member-nations to understand, apply, access, and secure climate leadership funding, and successfully complete climate leadership funded projects.

  • The CTSFN member-nation Climate Leads will act as the technical working group with the Sr. Policy Analyst – Environment and Climate in ensuring transparency and advocacy.

  • Research on and participation in initiatives concerning Climate adaptation and mitigation as it relates to the CTSFN member-nations.



Department Contact Information:

Environment & Climate Policy Analyst/Liaison: Crystal Lameman


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