Students

 

Student 
Year
 Projects & presentations
Keshab Thapa, M.N.R.M, PHD Candidate

Current

University of Manitoba

Keshab is currently a PHD student supported by the partnership grant. His research areas of interest are Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Indigenous land use planning, participatory biodiversity management, governance in natural resources management, traditional ecological knowledge and local innovations in natural resources management and climate change adaptation.

Master’s thesis: 
Indigenous land rights and Indigenous land use planning: Exploring the relevance and significance to Wasagamack First Nation, northern Manitoba, Canada

Stewart Hill, PHD Candidate

Current

University of Manitoba

Stewart is working at Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, the Manitoba northern Chiefs organization from May 2019 as the Senior Research and Policy Analyst. He is a PhD Candidate at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba under the CREATE H2O program.

Pepper Pritty, R.N., MNRM, PHD Candidate

Current

University of Manitoba

Pepper is a Registered Nurse and practices in the areas of Indigenous and environmental health. With a background in Agriculture and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, she is currently a doctoral student in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba studying Indigenous built and social environments. She is passionate about chronic disease prevention and promoting land-based teachings as a source for health and healing.

Master’s thesis: Indigenizing the Healthy Built and Social Environment: A Public Health Case Study of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation (OPCN)

A short video  highlighting the impact of a colonial built and social environment from the perspectives of community members in O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation (OPCN): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sv4X1WkilA 

catrina Sellase

Current

University of Manitoba

Catrina is a Masters of Interior Design candidate at the University of Manitoba. Her Masters Practicum focuses on Indigenous interiors, specifically on improving housing solutions in remote Indigenous communities. Prior to Catrina’s work at the University of Manitoba, she obtained her Bachelor of Interior Design at Sheridan College. Catrina’s BID thesis included the researching and designing of an Indigenous Student Education Centre within the city of Mississauga.

Garden Hill First Nation and Wasagamack First Nation Final Drawing Set:

Final Housing Design Garden Hill First Nation

Jason Surkan

Current

University of Manitoba

Jason Surkan is Métis from Kistapinânihk (Prince Albert), Northern Saskatchewan. He is a member and Vice President at his home community Fish Lake Métis Local #108 and the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan. Jason Surkan holds a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) from Carleton University. He previously studied Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan, Architecture at the University of British Columbia and is recently completed his thesis for a Masters of Architecture (M.Arch) degree at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He holds a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship. His work and research focus on community-led remote housing and community development.
More information about a Métis Architectural Research project, as a Graduate Assistant with David T Fortin Architect, can be found here: https://metisarchitect.com/

Boreal Builders: Exploring sustainable housing design in remote First Nation communities through participatory planning and training- DRAFT

Lakeisha
Barkman

Current

University of Manitoba

Presentation: “Housing, Water and Sewer in Garden Hill First Nation” 

CBC article
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/garden-hill-first-nations-drinking-water-1.4907864
JEROME HARPER

Current

University of Manitoba

Presentation: Sewer and Water Retrofit of Housing: From Pails to Cisterns in Wasagamack Island Lake

Article: http://news.umanitoba.ca/first-nations-and-students-collaborate-on-cleaner-water/

Wasagamack Community Futures Application 2019

Mitik Corporation Business Plan

Anna neil

Current

University of Winnipeg

I am a proud Anishinaabe woman from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario. I completed my Education degree in April 2017. I am currently completing my first year in the Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance program. Before returning back for my masters, I was honoured to work for Seven Oaks School Division, as well as Red River College and I have enjoyed working in a variety of capacities supporting the Indigenous community through social services and community organizations.

My proposed Master’s research is designed to pilot test and develop Indigenous land-based high school level Indigenous food systems-focused curriculum in Garden Hill First Nations (GHFN) in Northern Manitoba by building on Indigenous food knowledge and a participatory community-based approach.

Kaylee Michnik, R.D, MNRM

 

University of Manitoba

Kaylee is a Registered Dietitian with a masters in Natural Resources Management working in Public Health Nutrition. She has a special interest in food security, food sovereignty, Indigenous and community health and wellbeing, health equity and sustainable agriculture.

Master’s thesis:  Reclamation, participation and self-determination: Land-based learning and community gardening and farming in Garden Hill First Nation

Story map: A Healing Journey by Canoe Story Map 

PresentationHealing Journey by Canoe

Rezwanul Hoque, MNRM

 

University of Manitoba

Rezwanul’s research areas of interest are housing crisis, Indigenous housing policy, homelessness, social enterprise and economic development. With a background in Development Studies and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, he is passionate about sustainable economic growth in small communities. Before coming to Canada, Rezwanul worked with Bangladesh Climate Change Cell and European Union and helped develop small businesses in flood displaced communities in Bangladesh. He is currently working in the partnership.

Master’s thesis: Waakia’ligan: Community Voices on Housing at Garden Hill First Nation

Kaoru suzuki, mnrm

 

University of Manitoba

Master’s thesis: Interface the land: nature-based performance art
Noah Mckay

 

University of Saskatchewan Noah completed the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy (KA) certificate program at the University of Saskatchewan. This is the first level to attaining the Professional Land Manager Certification. Noah aims to complete the second level of the Professional Land Manager Certification Program (PLMCP) and continue to develop expertise in areas such as lands, natural resources, governance, treaties and other areas that are emerging as key issues in Island Lake communities.
Eva Goulet
University of Brandon

Master’s thesis: Listening to the Voices and Stories of Northern Manitoba Aboriginal Survivors of Spousal Violence: A Case Study of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Cross Lake, Northern Manitoba 

 

University of Manitoba Reanna Merasty is a Masters of Architecture student in the
Department of Architecture, working with Professor Lancelot Coar,
has begun to carry out research on Wasagamack and Garden Hill
First Nation on a wide range of research topics grounded in local
knowledge and histories. Her focus will be in developing
approaches and methods that should be considered in the
collaborative work with these communities. The research will be
compiled into a document to assist with an architecture studio in
2020/2021, that will allow the students to gain insight on the two
communities addressing the topic of housing and
infrastructure.
bABAJIDE dAVID oNI

 University of Manitoba

Babajide is a graduate student in Natural Resource Institute at the University of Manitoba. In terms of personality, he is resilient, output-oriented and focused on making impact in terms of community development, capacity building and sustainability management.

Over the course of his program at the NRI, Babajide will be basing his thesis on the impact of community-led capacity building across Canada: Boreal Home Builders as a Case Study. This research will be useful in guiding government sponsorship for the Indigenous communities, modify or reinforce community-led capacity building strategy and contribute to the achievement of some SDGs among indigenous communities and other part of the world.

Zack flett

Current

University of Manitoba

Waaka’ Iigan Cooperative Business Plan
Diana Fernández
Mitacs
Globalinks

Diana and Jingwen contributed to the development of a business plan for a First Nation Housing and Sawmill not-for-profit registered company.

Learn more about the Mitacs program

 Jingwen

Mitacs
Globalinks
Learn more about the Mitacs program
Qinhan Zou

Mitacs
Globalinks

Qinhan is our this year’s MITACS Globalinks scholar from Beijing Normal University. With a major in Educational Technology, she is interested in the exploration of the differences between Chinese and foreign education, particularly Canadian education. She will work in the partnership for the next 16 weeks to assist curriculum development for community-based post-secondary training in Garden Hill Frist Nation and Wasagamack First Nation.

Learn more about the Mitacs program

Justin Loma

Current

University of Manitoba

Justin is a Phd student at Faculty of Architecture- University of Manitoba. His research aims to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge of land use, community planning,  and  housing design to develop educational tools to be used in designing sustainable housing design which are adaptive and resilient to climate change.

His interest is to find ways to minimize the cost of importing design skills, building construction knowledge and materials to the First Nations of Garden Hill and Wasagamack. He would like to understand how locally those First Nations design and build their communities and how their Indigenous and the traditional Knowledge can best be used to support their effort to design and construction the four buildings: D-Log Cabins, church and the two project houses.


Island Lake Permaculture Course

In spring 2017, five students from Island Lake First Nation joined students from the University of Manitoba to complete an internationally recognized permaculture design certificate. These students worked together to produce a permaculture design for St. Theresa Point Adelaide McDougall Memorial Health Facility and Meechim Farm Inc. in Garden Hill First Nation. These designs promote culture, language, community economic development, traditional food, health , environmental sustainability and more. Congratulations!

Island Lake permaculture graduate Students:

Ivan Harper
Josh Harper
Leah Flett
Cheyanne Mason-Harper
Larry Wood

 

Students of Mino Bimaadiziwin Homebuilders (MB Builders) Program- Wasagamack First Nation

   

 Students
Projects/Certificates
william harper
Certificates: Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
JASON KNOTT
Certificates: Wilderness First Aid,  Small Motors, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Zacharias Harper
Certificates: Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
 Linden Comber
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
ALEX HARPER
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
COLLEN HARPER
Standard First Aid.
kEISHTIN HARPER
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
DANNY HARPER
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
KAIGE KENO
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
PETER KNOTT
Wilderness First Aid,  Job Readiness.
BRETT MASON
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
Trenton McDougall
Certificates: Wilderness First Aid, Job Readiness, Construction Safety.
BRANDON MCDOUGALL
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
JOHN S. MCDOUGALL
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
STEVE MCDOUGALL
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
SHANE MCDOUGALL
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
Greg harper
Small Motors, Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation, Standard First Aid.
RILEY WOOD
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Trenton Harper

Roxanne and Trenton

Presentation: Mino Bimaadiziwin education, culture and business centre: Building culture, capacity and a future for youth in Island Lake

Certificates: Wilderness First Aid, Chainsaw Operation.

roxanne harper

Watch Roxanne and Trenton present their proposal-
Video: Mino Bimaadiziwin education, culture and business centre
 Funding Proposal: Mino Bimaadiziwin Education, Culture and Business CentreCertificates: Wilderness First Aid, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
ashley harper
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
erwin harper
Wilderness First Aid,  Forestry 2,  Small Motors, Chainsaw Operation.
tyson harper
Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
samson harper
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Chainsaw Operation.
madeline knott
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation.
Cameron nattaway
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lockout Tagout.
DaVin Harper
 Wilderness First Aid
Donovan Harper
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness.
Kenny Harper
Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness.
Lila Harper
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness.
Trenton McDougall
Wilderness First Aid, Job Readiness, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid.
Chrystynson Mason
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Small Motors.
Lambert Mason
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Small Motors.
Ethan McDougall
Wilderness First Aid.
Corrianne Wood
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Small Motors, Job Readiness.
Brandon Harper
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.

Students of Mino Bimaadiziwin Homebuilders (MB Builders)- Garden Hill First Nation

Students

Projects/ Certificates

Erin Kaitlyn Wood

Funding Proposal: Sikoopeeng Inc.

Certificates: Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.

Sherman Beardy
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Blaise Colton Fiddler
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Patrick Donald Day
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety.
 Byron Flett
 Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Nathan Willard Harper
 Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Erwin Jeff Monias
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Geraldine Wood
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety.
Brian Douglas Hastings
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Lockout Tagout.
Johnson McKay
 Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout.
Derrick Kelvin McPherson
 Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Lockout Tagout .
Stanley Mitchell Robinson
  Wilderness First Aid,  Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety.
 lORRAINE BARKMAN
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights.
fRANKLIN BEARDY
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
TRENT HARPER
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
IVAN LOONFOOT
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
CORDELL WOOD
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
GEORDIE WOOD
Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights, Standard First Aid, Lockout Tagout.
JOHN CHARLES HOULE

Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
Joel Chad Flett
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Chainsaw Operation.
Abraham Leo Harper
 Forestry 1.
Karen Nancy Harper
 Wilderness First Aid, Job Readiness, Small Motors.
Bradley Charles Hastings
 Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Chainsaw Operation.
John Charles Houle
Wilderness First Aid, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
Chelsey Andrea Mason
Wilderness First Aid,  Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation.
Stanford Bradley McKay
Wilderness First Aid,  Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation.
Rachel Mary Barkman
Wilderness First Aid.
Billy John Beardy
Wilderness First Aid.
 Dillon Ernest Beardy
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation.
 Ryan Beardy
Wilderness First Aid, Small Motor, Forestry 2, Chainsaw Operation.
CAMERON FONTAINE
Wilderness First Aid, Forestry 1, Forestry 2, Small Motors, Job Readiness, Chainsaw Operation, Lumber Grading, Basic Work Safety, Working in Heights.