‘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 ‘Write’ Way to Community Economic Development.

A Perspective from the Community Economic Development diploma program delivered in Pukatawagan, northern Manitoba, Canada by the University College of the North. The University College of the North (UCN) currently delivers the Community Economic Development (CED) diploma program in northern Manitoba via two full-time face-to-face synchronous learning modalities: 1) on the main campuses (The Pas … Continue reading The ‘Write’ Way to Community Economic Development.