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.

Students for Reconciliation: Jason Surkan

Jason will study the existing buildings and infrastructure to better understand current construction and design practices that have and have not worked in recent years in Garden Hill and Wasagamack. Yet this research cannot begin until he has a broad sense of what problems are occurring on site and also what the general life is…

Students for Reconciliation in Engineering program

By Miroslava Kavgic, Supervisor First Nations communities in northern Manitoba are in a great need for affordable, healthy, and sustainable housing. Achieving these goals is not an easy task. This is particularly true in the remote Northern Communities where obtaining building material is difficult, time-consuming and expensive. Use of local building materials and training of…

Mino Bimaadiziwin Through Post-Secondary Housing Education

Imagine if First Nation post-secondary students were paid to design and build healthy culturally appropriate houses in their community, rather than being unemployed and under housed as occurs in many First Nation’s communities today. Community-led adult education can help solve the housing crisis and high youth unemployment rate. Applied projects-based trades adult education can address…