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autumn leaves stream Ontario

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What is the Seventh Generation Principle?

The Seventh Generation Principle is based on an ancient Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)* philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a...

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buffalo

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Indigenous Fire Management and Traditional Knowledge

For the last few summers news reports were dominated by coverage of raging, massive, out-of-control wildfires. The fires devastated some communities,...

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forest fire, Saskatchewan

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Forest Fires and Indigenous Communities

The severity and impact of forest fires dominate the headlines every summer. In 2016, the Fort McMurray, Alberta, wildfire invoked the largest mass...

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skins and pelts

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6 Guidelines for Projects Involving Traditional Indigenous Knowledge

Traditional Indigenous knowledge (TK) and traditional resources have been managed by Indigenous communities since time immemorial. The arrival of...

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a gang of elk

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Rise of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments

There are more and more articles in the news about the value of Indigenous traditional knowledge being taken into account in climate change studies,...

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lake trees and hill

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What Does Indigenous Connectivity Mean?

The worldview of many Indigenous Peoples includes the principle of connectivity - that everything in the universe is connected. The spirit world is...

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orca whales

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What Is the Relationship Between Indigenous Peoples and Animals

From time to time people ask me about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and animals. For some, the knowledge of the natural world - the land

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Chief Tony Alexis and Pope Francis in Vatican City 2016

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Indigenous Worldviews vs Western Worldviews

Any individual within a culture is going to have his or her own personal interpretation of the collective cultural code; however, the individual's...

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Small Inukshuk, Jasper National Park

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Indigenous Peoples and the Environment

Indigenous peoples have known for thousands of years how to care for our planet. The rest of us have a lot to learn and no time to waste Prime...

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pine sapling

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First Nations' Relationship to the Land

Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinctive spiritual relationship with their traditionally owned or otherwise...

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