Resolution No. 2007-06-11
Support for the Environmental Research Centre
WHEREAS the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs supported the creation of an environmental research centre and as a result the Mushkegowuk Environmental Research Centre (MERC) was formed in 2005 to undertake and coordinate environmental research, including the application of traditional knowledge;
WHEREAS the MERC has been very successful in carrying out its mandate and needs to establish a more permanent structure to maintain accountability to the Mushkegowuk First Nations;
WHEREAS the staff of the Centre have undertaken a review of operations, including possibly restructuring options;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by this Assembly that the Centre remain as a notfor-profit institution with a board member appointed by each of the Mushkegowuk First Nations as well as a board member representing Mushkegowuk Council;
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Centre be renamed as "Kiituskinno" (Our Land) to better reflect the importance of traditional knowledge and language;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that when the Centre undertakes contracts with private industry the board and staff are to make adequate provisions to ensure that
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the rights of individual First Nations are not negatively impacted.
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