Community Led Adult Education

Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls for Action to: “Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects” (Section 92, ii).

Sustainable Housing in Indigenous Communities

The Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) offers a way to a good life, called Mino Bimaadiziwin in Oji-Cree, through the “injection of capital and the integration of housing objectives with other social and economic activities in Aboriginal communities will create a synergistic effect, making housing a source of community healing and economic renewal” (1996,…

Community Development and Land Use Planning

“Until Canada gives indigenous people their land back there can never be reconciliation”, according to Art Manuel. Please read further here. Indigenous mapping and planning provides a pathway to reconciliation if community-led and incorporated into public policy. There should be no barriers to  Indigenous constitutional and legal rights to ensure indigenous self-determination and United Nations Human…

Food Security in Northern Manitoba

Indigenous people in northern Manitoba’s First Nation communities have 10 times the food insecurity rate of others in Canada. Foodinsecurity is a critical issue in northern Manitoba’s Indigenous communities. To maintain basic human rights Canada to remedy this unjust situation.  The right to food should be adopted by Canada.

Water or Waste?

Water and waste are compromising health and the environment in First Nation communities. The lack of infrastructure, programs, training and funding in Indigenous Communities impair drinking water quality and waste management. Across Canada today, there are 133 advisories in place in 89 First Nations reserves warning that the water is not safe to drink. Waste Management in…

Energy

Sustainable energy is achieved when energy is readily and sustainably available at reasonable cost and can be utilized efficiently and effectively for all required tasks without causing negative societal impacts in the long run.

My journey through the Islands of the North as a researcher…

I have had many transformative moments in my role as a researcher with the Mino Bimaadiziwin Partnership where I am learning to build capacity and housing as a mentor in the Boreal Homebuilder (BHB) post-secondary program in both Wasagamack and Garden Hill First Nations communities in Island Lakes, Manitoba. I flew in to these remote…

Garden Hill Boreal Homebuilder students meet challenges with innovation

The weather challenges imposed by winter on the Boreal Homebuilders to build a house in Garden Hill First Nation are great. This job is particularly difficult without a foundation in place in November and December. Currently, the lakes are freezing up, not allowing concrete materials and concrete mixer truck to cross the lake for this…

Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation on Building youth capacity to solve the Indigenous Housing Crisis in Island Lake, Manitoba, Canada