Songs, Stories and Sacred Fire: Fostering Reconciliation Through Collaborative Research in Unama’ki

This is a program of research activities through which we will create and compile materials about L’nu and broader Indigenous histories and experiences related to military history. Our materials are to guide the Atlantic Memorial Park Society in its development of Indigenous content at their new heritage site in North Sydney. Songs, Stories and Sacred Fire: Fostering Reconciliation through Collaborative Research in Unama’ki is a collaborative arts-based project, grounded in Indigenous knowledge and traditions.

Pangnirtung Climate Change and Health Monitoring Program

The Canadian Arctic is warming at an alarming rate. The coastal community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut has long witnessed and experienced the reality of climate change. Country food is the main resource for Panniqtuumiut all year round and practices related to hunting and fishing are key to family and community well-being. Local organizations and community members contribute to numerous academic studies and endeavours devoted to climate change.

W?SÁNE? Law and Governance: Marine and Terrestrial Management in the Southern Gulf Islands

The proposed research project will explore the question: How can existing mechanisms (National Marine Conservation Area Reserve (NMCAR), Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA), and Management Agreements with Parks Canada in the Southern Gulf Islands (GINPR)) be used to uphold Indigenous W?SÁNE? laws, governance structures, values, and responsibilities within W?SÁNE? territory? Exploring the benefits, limits, and processes for funding, establishment, and enforcement of these mechanisms will help the W?SÁNE?

TWN Cumulative Effects Monitoring Initiative: Ecosystem Modelling Framework

The general objective of the proposed activity is to increase the future productivity of Burrard Inlet and the contribution of seafood to the diet of Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) members in support of the TWN Cumulative Effects Monitoring Initiative.

Cultural Valuation of Innu Fisheries

As the Innu Nation in Labrador move towards finalization of their land claim, there exists a need to gather information about fisheries management and valuation within their traditional territory in order to inform the development of a future management strategy. This research will involve four phases to development a comprehensive review of existing literature and materials, to survey Innu individuals and households and an analysis of regulatory frameworks surrounding fisheries

Learning Partnership for Community Development and MinoBimaadiziwin in Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Post-secondary education, if community-led and projects-based, has the potential to transform education, food and housing policy, as well as build capacity locally in Brokenhead First Nation compared to two First Nations lacking road access. This partnership will explore optimal solutions to resolve development challenges through applied adult education, particularly applied to housing, food and community development.

Opportunities for Alleviating Indigenous Energy Poverty in BC

Indigenous communities, especially those in remote locations, experience much higher rates of energy poverty than the rest of British Columbians. Energy poverty occurs when an individual allocates a disproportionately high percentage of their income towards household energy costs. The negative repercussions of energy poverty are not only economic, but also social, physical and environmental.

Benchmarking Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Employment, Business and Social Development Partnership Capacities in Major Resource Projects

Indigenous communities continue to be excluded from the mainstream economy due to a lack of successful partnerships with non-Indigenous businesses. In this project, we will conduct ‘partnership benchmarking’ with resource companies and Indigenous communities establishing the organizational competencies and capacities needed to accelerate economic development.

Toward a Cross-Cultural Ethics for Human-Caribou Engagement

This project will use ethnographic and community-based participatory research methods to develop a cross-cultural, community-driven ethical model for caribou research, management, and conservation in and around La Ronge, SK. The project will contribute to caribou work already underway between the partner organization, Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF), and Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB), e.g. collecting traditional ecological knowledge regarding woodland caribou to contribute to range planning.

An analysis and evaluation of youth-focused on-the-land programming in Canada’s North.

The Canadian North (defined as the three territories and Inuit Nunangat) has a wide variety of on-the-land programming. These programs are important in transferring knowledge from previous generations and inspiring the youth of the future. Various regional organizations have created their own on-the-land programs which are targeted to a variety of groups: youth; men; at-risk-teens, and focus on various topics: governance; Indigenous knowledge, or simply getting out on the land.