Atikameksheng Anishnawbek is delivering a new environmental training and development program targeting Indigenous women and youth in our communities, as well as surrounding Indigenous communities in the Greater Sudbury area. The objective of this program aims to increase the employability of our targeted group. The program will focus on the environmental aspects of mining, mine closure & rehabilitation. It will include Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) Training & Ecological Restoration training regarding techniques for conducting environmental baseline studies, monitoring, and rehabilitation of mine sites. Additionally, an important component of the training program is the integration of traditional knowledge into environmental monitoring and ecological restoration practices. Knowledge holders from each of the surrounding First Nations will share their experience, insights, and guidance on these topics in the classroom and in the field. With 2 cohorts planned, the program start dates for participants are in September 2018 and August 2019.