About The Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC)
The Aboriginal Environmental Leadership Circle (AELC) was launched in November 2014 in order to showcase, encourage and enhance Aboriginal Environmental management. The AELC is a not-for-profit association that is dedicated to educating and empowering others to enhance, build and sustain a clean environment for communities and future generations. Our aim is to share our stories, experiences and environmental practices with each other and develop strong environmental relationships. The AELC recognizes that it is not the environment that needs to be managed, but it is human activities so that they minimize the detrimental effects to Mother Earth.
The AELC brings together all who want to effectively and collectively manage their environment while balancing traditional/western science and community knowledge. The AELC showcases informed environmental solutions by highlighting the strong environmental efforts happening in communities. AELC is a forum for technicians, community leadership, youth, elders, and industry partners to generate and contribute to meaningful dialogue surrounding environmental management while strengthening relationships.
Aboriginal communities, resource industries, government and environmental practitioners continue to learn from each other and continue to develop mutually beneficial relationships. We are all learning how best to leverage these relationships to assist in the development of meaningful environmental capacity for all. Communities and partners are learning how to grow and benefit from the resource sector, while attempting to eliminate or minimize potential negative social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts of projects. The AELC will promote and encourage the sharing of experiences so that all communities have the opportunity to actively develop and participate in effective environmental management initiatives.