Effective 1st April 2016, due to a shortage of funding, CEMA suspended operations until further notice. 

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August 14, 2013

CEMA Hosts Aboriginal Elders Workshop


Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) is hosting its annual Elders Workshop, today on the Métis Local 1935 traditional grounds in Gregoire. This unique opportunity unites First Nations and Métis Elders from the local Aboriginal Communities for the largest gathering of Elders in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Region. Attending this year are Elders and Youth from:


“The Elders Workshop is an important event on our Aboriginal calendar. Elders enjoy the gathering to see old friends and look forward to attending each year. Mostly they enjoy the opportunity to pass traditional knowledge and stories on to the next generation” added Bill Loutitt, CEMA Board Member. “This year gathering will include a discussion on Tobacco protocol, an Elders interviews / story sharing session, presentations on CEMA’s Traditional Knowledge Working Group & Aboriginal Coordinating Committee, discussions about Air, Land, Reclamation and Water and a Youth plant identification presentation.”



The CEMA Traditional Knowledge (TK) Working Group was established to promote the inclusion of traditional knowledge within CEMA and its work, and to complete TK work identified as important by the group, the Aboriginal Coordinating Committee, and other CEMA Working Groups. The goals are to ensure meaningful and equal Aboriginal input in environmental management frameworks and recommendations to government and hence to ensure the land, forest, air, water, wildlife and biodiversity in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be protected and reclaimed for long term sustainability.



CEMA is a multi-stakeholder society that is a key advisor to Government and is committed to respectful, inclusive dialogue in the development of recommendations to manage the cumulative environmental effects of regional development on air, land, water and biodiversity.  For more information please visit 


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