A Guide For Community Association Members Navigating Complexities Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

by Brenda Richardson This guidance from the Community Associations Institute aims to help associations understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within their communities. Implement an emergency plan. CAI recommends that community associations review or establish an emergency plan in consultation with legal counsel, insurance and risk man​agement experts, and their managers. This plan could address … Continue reading A Guide For Community Association Members Navigating Complexities Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

‘Beggars in our own land’: Canada’s First Nation housing crisis

In January, an isolated reserve declared a state of emergency over dangerously poor housing conditions. A resident has now died – what will it take for meaningful change? “When you see these conditions on a daily basis, you start to accept it as normal,” says Sol Mamakwa, the member of provincial parliament for Kiiwetinoong. Photograph: … Continue reading ‘Beggars in our own land’: Canada’s First Nation housing crisis

The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver

A rendering of how the new First Nations district Senakw could look from the Burrard Street Bridge. Photograph: Revery Architecture The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, … Continue reading The bold new plan for an Indigenous-led development in Vancouver

The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)

WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE BAREFOOT GUIDES... This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It … Continue reading The Barefoot Guide Connection (Resource Library)

Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

On January 1, 1994, thousands of indigenous men and women in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, who identified themselves as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), declared war on the Mexican government. The Zapatistas considered themselves the product of 500 years of struggle against Spanish colonization, North American imperialism, and Mexican authoritarianism. Their … Continue reading Systems Thinking for Policymaking: The Case of Indigenous Women’s Rights in Mexico

AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PLANNING IN ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS

Abstract This paper summarizes an approach to planning for Aboriginal communities. The approach draws on linkages between traditional Aboriginal and modern planning thought to form the basis of a philosophical model for planning in Aboriginal communities. The framework endeavours to be sensitive to local needs and communities' natural environments and is directed to both planning … Continue reading AN APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PLANNING IN ABORIGINAL SETTLEMENTS

Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities

Within the past 2 decades, community capacity building and community empowerment have emerged as key strategies for reducing health disparities and promoting public health. As with other strategies and best practices, these concepts have been brought to indigenous (American Indian and Alaska Native) communities primarily by mainstream researchers and practitioners. Mainstream models and their resultant … Continue reading Building True Capacity: Indigenous Models for Indigenous Communities