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.

Funding for Master Student Position to research Rural Development

Funding for Master Student Position to research Rural Development Funding: $17,500/year stipend. Are you interested in participatory research in rural development? Or studying education for sustainable development? Are sustainable livelihoods in housing or food of interest? Are you keen on action research for Indigenous Community Development? Work with an exciting team in the Mino Bimaadiziwin…

“Wash hands frequently” and “Self-isolate” for COVID-19 are akin to “let them eat cake” in Manitoba First Nations with Overcrowded Homes lacking piped water.

Blog by-  Thompson, S., Bonnycastle, M., Hill, S. Emergency measures are deemed universally necessary to prevent the transmission and control of COVID-19. Around the world people are being told to: Wash your hands often, maintain physical distance, quarantine in your shelter, stay home from work and schools if possible, depend on digital communication technologies (WHO,…

Trudeau’s message is good for Homebuilders, who as postsecondary students eligible for $1,250/month from May through August

Trudeau’s message is good for Homebuilders, who as postsecondary students  eligible for $1,250/month from May through August    The federal government will roll out a significant financial relief package for students. The government estimates that the new, student-centered measures announced today amount to $9 billion in support. Students who’ve seen summer jobs dry up and who don’t…