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It is such an honour for the Preparing Our Home program to be featured in this international guide of best practices on youth engagement for disaster risk reduction – check out page 46! “Children and youth under age 30 currently make up more than half the world’s population. They are the ones who will benefit […]

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A presentation by Darlene Yellow Old Woman Munro, (Siksika), Amber MacLean-Hawes, BSc, and Lilia Yumagulova, PhD (Bashkir) on Indigenous child health in emergencies and disasters: Community perspectives.  March 22-24, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta Learning objectives: Identify the unique social, emotional and physical needs of Indigenous children and youth in emergencies and disasters. Describe community-based strategies […]

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Building Resilience in Indigenous communities: Youth Stepping Up to Lead Before the Storm Amber MacLean-Hawes, Devin Naveau, Casey Gabriel, Lilia Yumagulova delivered a Preparing Our Home workshop at the Adaptation Canada 2020, Canada’s national conference on climate change adaptation. Indigenous communities are faced with disproportionate risk of disasters and climate change and are at the […]

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Understanding rights and risks starts with understanding the land. The “Preparing our Home” program would not be possible without the support from the local Land offices which provide maps as a foundation for hazard and asset mapping by the youth during the workshops. We were honoured to work with amazingly dedicated staff like Kali Touchie […]

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The Art of Storytelling: An Event to Inspire Youth and Young Adults; Friday, May 26 at Trethewey House Heritage Site Museum in Abbotsford. The Fraser Basin Council is hosting a full day of conversation and peer-to-peer networking for youth and young adults. The participants are also invited to contribute to the creation of a public […]

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The City of Vancouver passed a motion to formally acknowledge the role of First Nations’ members who saved lives during the city’s Great Fire of 1886. According to historians, only three of the estimated 1,000 buildings in the city were left standing after the fire swept through the city in less than 30 minutes. Dozens […]

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Scholarship Alert! Check out the latest scholarship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters. Applications are due June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. http://ow.ly/5H4430c4I2S

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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Visit the page for resources on preventing elder abuse: http://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/healthy-living/elder-abuse-awareness

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The new permanent bilateral mechanism process to advance shared priorities, assess progress towards goals for First Nations, and facilitate the ongoing work of building a true nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and First Nations: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/06/12/prime-minister-and-national-chief-assembly-first-nations-sign-memorandum

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Academic job opportunity: Indigenous Land Use – Canada Research Chair Tier 2 – Vancouver Island University About the role: You will contribute to VIU’s graduate programs through research, outreach and teaching with significant opportunities for collaboration with local First Nations and the broader community. As the CRC, you will demonstrate familiarity with Indigenous research methods […]

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