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Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

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Start: 06/17/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/18/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

June 17-18, 2008

Comprehensive community planning is a community-based planning process that provides First Nations with an opportunity to set a path for the future of their community. It is holistic and integrated. It involves working with the leadership, administration, and the people to create a long-term vision, identify environmental, economic, social and cultural strengths, needs, and priorities and to plan the path to sustainability and achieving the vision.

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to comprehensive community planning (i.e. it is more than doing a site plan for your building!) including how to get started, and interesting and creative ways to involve youth, Elders, and community members in the process.

Contact CIER at www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration forms and further information can be found below.

Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

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Start: 06/18/2008 7:00 am
End: 06/19/2008 7:00 pm

Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents -
First Nations and the Environment Workshop

This 2-day workshop introduces participants to First Nations' environmental issues, First Nations' relationships with the environment and various aspects of Indigenous Knowledge.

Methods to increase and apply awareness of First Nations' environmental issues in a professional setting will be explored. Case study examples will be discussed. Methods for instruction and exploration include presentations, discussions, large and small group work and a field trip to a First Nation community. An Elder will join the teaching team during the field trip.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of First Nation environmental issues in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of various elements of Indigenous Knowledge
  • Have experienced learning about First Nation environmental issues in a First Nation community
  • Be familiar with ways in which an awareness of First Nation environmental issues can be applied professionally

Contact CIER www.cier.ca or by phone 204-956-0660

Registration and additional information can be found below.

 

Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

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Start: 06/19/2008 8:00 am
End: 06/20/2008 5:00 pm

When: June 19 & 20, 2008
What:
The Shock Doctrine: Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists
Who
: With Naomi Klein as a Guest Speaker
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Maritime Labour Center, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Well known Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein is a guest speaker at the 2008 "Indigenous Peoples Experience in Canada Symposium" in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). In a supportive essay published in 2003 she wrote: "BC's First Nation peoples have already been robbed of so much. It is the duty of all Canadians living on stolen land to join in the struggle to defend what is left" The Olympics Land Grab.

Panel 1: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights and Environmental Activists

Panel 2: Impact of Commercial and Industrial Economics on Traditional Values, Knowledge and Activities

More information can be found here: http://www.firstnations.de/media/01-0-symposium.pdf

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Start: 06/21/2008 1:30 pm
End: 06/21/2008 7:00 pm

Ry Moran along with Ron Rice, President of the Victoria Native Friendship Center and
Shannon MacGillvary of MacGillvary and Associates are very pleased to announce a
wonderful and community minded National Aboriginal Day Celebration at Ship Point on
Saturday, June 21st.

The inclusive event will feature a number of prominent musicians and artists. Recent
Juno award nominee and Canadian Folk Music Award winner Sandy Scofield will
perform as will other top aboriginal talent such Niska, the LeLeLa Dancers, Auntie Kate
and Manik 1Derful. Well-known roots musician Art Napoleon will MC and perform at
the event. An artists market will also take place.

"Our goal is to create a great space where people can experience and enjoy some of the
top aboriginal talent on Vancouver Island and in British Columbia. Everyone is very
welcome to attend this free event" says Ry, also a noted aboriginal musician.

The artists market will commence at 1pm on the 21st with entertainment and cultural
presentations commencing at 1:30pm. The event will wrap up at 7pm.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to get a good seat!