The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Alberta Health have announced funding for research on the health effects of the wildfires which impacted much of Northern Alberta this year. The grant will fund research that looks at the mental and physical health challenges Albertans are facing due to wildfires and evacuations. This research will then be used to create better mitigation strategies in the future.Read More
The deadline to apply for funding is September 9th. All of the details about the funding program can be found here. Read on for more information about this opportunity and how to apply.
In June of 2016, the Federal government announced that they would be reviewing four key environmental and regulatory processes:
- The Federal Environmental Assessment process;
- The National Energy Board process;
- Fish habitat protections; and
- Navigation protections.
Firelight Group researchers Jonaki Bhattacharyya and Molly Malone and Firelight Director Craig Candler will be presenting this week at the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Intersections conference in Vancouver. Drawing on their work with Firelight, their presentations will touch on a number of topics ranging from the role of anthropologists in reconciliation, protecting rights through tribal parks, and what protecting rights means in different contexts. Read More
Firelight will be attending the upcoming Northern Planning Conference: Planning for the North. The event takes place from February 15-18 in Whitehorse, Taa’an Kwächän and Kwunlin Dün territories, Yukon.
The Conference is expected to host planners, resource managers, social and economic experts, and Indigenous, territorial, and provincial and federal government representatives. The purpose of the conference is to share and learn from one another as Yukon undergoes a changing planning and decision-making environment. Read More
This post is the first in a series in which we discuss the theme of reconciliation and how it relates to Firelight’s work.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Supreme Court of Canada – among others – have urged provincial and federal governments to get on with the business of reconciliation. It is, of course, vitally important – not only to Aboriginal communities and members, but also to the future of Canada’s resource industries. Read More
The BC government is considering how it should address climate change, and there is an opportunity for input until March 25, 2016 at noon.
Climate change is already affecting Indigenous peoples. Being close to the land means feeling the effects of changes to water levels, fires, animal populations declining and new species arriving – among other things.
Often these changes make it harder to exercise Aboriginal rights. Read More
- External Job Posting: Executive Assistant with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation
- External Job Posting: Forestry Project Officer with Blueberry River First Nations
- Industrial Camps and Indigenous Communities: Promoting Healthy Communities in Settings of Industrial Change
- BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) announces the release of a new and important guide on cultivating social licence
- Congratulations to Tsawout First Nation on the upcoming ÁLI SDÁLṈEW̱!
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