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First Nations and the Environment Workshop

06/18/2008 7:00 am
06/19/2008 7:00 pm
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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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Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP): Getting Started Workshop

06/17/2008 7:00 am
06/18/2008 7:00 pm
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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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BC Healthy Communities 2008 Conference - UBC June, 2008

06/12/2008 6:00 am
06/13/2008 6:00 pm
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The Healthy Communities Approach in Action
University of British Columbia

BC Healthy Communities invites community developers, health promotion practitioners, local government leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens to participate in our first provincial conference! We hope you’ll join this unique gathering of capacity building innovators, sparks and champions as we convene for two dynamic days of communities are breaking new ground! Community builders around the province are posing some important questions: Join this growing collaboration of community leaders and capacity building practitioners at BC Healthy Communities’ first conference, June 12 and 13, 2008.

Throughout the conference you’ll participate in leading-edge workshops, lively discussion, learning and reflection, thoughtful deliberation, interactive networking, practical asset-building, and collaborative future-shaping. With friends and colleagues from around the province, you’ll explore some pioneering and practical ways that communities are engaging in capacity building approaches that make a difference. Then, in dialogue and deliberation you’ll identify essential next steps along the path of health, well-being, and healthy development – in individuals, in organizations, and in communities.

To register visit http://www.bchealthycommunities.ca or contact us at 1-888-356-0892 x1

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Climate Change Workshop for First Nations

06/11/2008 7:00 am
06/12/2008 7:00 pm
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The Center for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Presents:
A Climate Change Workshop for First Nations 

June 11-12, 2008

Many predict that First Nations will be among the first to experience the effects of a changing climate because of their close relationship with the land and water. However, First Nations are often the people who have the least access to information about climate change or what they can do to adapt to climate change impacts.

It is important that all Canadians, especially First Nations, are aware of the climate change impacts they are likely to face, plan so they are prepared for these impacts, and develop adaptable and sustainable communities while also minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced. It sounds like a great deal to accomplish but it all starts with the need. will to succeed and the right information.

This 2-day workshop will provide participants with an:

  • Overview of climate change issues
  • Opportunity to explore the impacts climate change on local, regional, and global scales
  • Opportunity to explore the responses, responsibilities and action taken by various groups and levels of government in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Overview on renewable energy and energy efficiency options
  • Opportunity to design a community action plan for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Workshop Benefits:

CIER believes that the best strategies and mechanisms for a First Nation to adapt to a changing climate are those developed by its members because they know fundamentally what will work in their First nation and what will not. To do this effectively requires knowledge of the issues, what alternatives other First Nations have tried and where to go to find additional information and support for climate change initiatives. CIER's Climate Change Workshop for First Nations is designed specifically to do this.

Investment:

The cost to attend this 2-day workshop is $675. Please register before May 30, 2008. The workshop will be held at CIER's Winnipeg office.

For more information email lkroefer@cier.ca or call at (204)956-0660.

Registration forms are available below.

 

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