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forest fire

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Climate Change and Emergency Management for Indigenous Communities

The impact of climate change has been felt across Canada as unprecedented heat domes, atmospheric rivers, and forest fires ravage the landscape. It’s...

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pennies

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Lower Income - #4 of 8 Key Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Indigenous Canadians earn about 70 cents for every dollar made by non-Indigenous Canadians, according to Canada's income data. This is a very...

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“Sacred Creatures” by Stz’uminus artist John Marston stands at FortisBC’s Surrey office. Photo: Bob Joseph

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11 Community Outreach Tips for Indigenous Recruitment - #2 of Community Series

This is the second part of our series on best outreach practices for the recruitment of Indigenous Peoples. In the first part, Community Engagement...

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Little Grand Rapids, First Nation reserve in Manitoba, Canada

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8 First Nation Reserve FAQs  - #1 of 2 First Nation Reserves Series

A First Nation reserve is a tract of land set aside under the Indian Act and treaty agreements for the exclusive use of an Indian band (First...

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teepee at Head Smashed In, Alberta

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7 First Nation Facts You Should Know

Here are seven First Nation facts plus one fun fact to add to your storehouse of knowledge. 1) Number of Nations There are over 634 recognized First...

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grave stone of Private Edwin Cook

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Edwin Victor Cook - Indigenous war hero

Edwin Cook was born in Alert Bay, the home of the Namgis First Nations in 1897. He was the fifth of 16 children born to Jane and Stephen Cook. Jane...

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typing on a laptop

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Communications With Indigenous Leaders - Letter Writing Tips

When communicating cross-culturally there are certain sensitivities around the language used in the letter and expectations placed on the recipient...

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Cowichan

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Tips for Purchasing Authentic Indigenous Art

In Why Buying Authentic Indigenous Art is Important I talked about the cultural and economic impact knock-off art has on Indigenous artists and...

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corporate cooperation

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Building Indigenous Community Capacity and the Duty to Consult

While the duty to consult is a hard-fought-for, constitutionally recognized component of resource project development, in reality, it can be an...

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