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Indigenous cultural burning can boost biodiversity, help fight forest fires: Canadian study

By Kate Bueckert | CBC News There’s frustration ‘elders and our knowledge keepers weren’t listened to,’ scientist says. Forest fires and wildfires now posing concerns in parts of Canada highlight the complicated relationship people have with fire, says the co-author of a new University of Waterloo study that indicates Indigenous fire practices can actually help fight them. There was…

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Peskotomuhkati elder puts modern spin on wampum keeping | CBC News

By Jennifer Sweet  |  CBC News            Donald Soctomah brings lost history back to his people   Last in a series of weekly stories about Wabanaki elders — knowledge keepers, teachers, healers and spiritual guides — who have made remarkable contributions in their own communities and beyond. Donald Soctomah is a Peskotomuhkati,…

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Professors promote science as a tool for Indigenous governance | Troy Media

By Kate Black | University of Alberta Kim TallBear and Jessica Kolopenuk are addressing increasing demands for Indigenous governance in STEM. It’s a common misconception, Dr. Kim TallBear says, that while Indigenous peoples have culture and tradition, white people own science and technology. As TallBear mentions in a video trailer for one of the Faculty of Native Studies’…

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Ken Coates Discusses Impact of The Indian Act on Indigenous Peoples

“Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples in the future.” The Indian Act set rules and regulations of what Indigenous People could and could not do. Ken discusses its how it impacted and set a limited range of opportunities for them. Ken Coates Director of Aboriginal Canadian Natural Resources Canada Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation Johnson-Shoyama Graduate…

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Ecosystem approach being used to bring bioregional change | The Quoddy Tides

By Edward French | The Quoddy Tides An organization advocating for an ecosystem approach to help bring about the changes needed for a sustainable future on Earth has been working for over a decade with groups around the world, including in the Passamaquoddy Bay region. SustainaMetrix LLC, which is committed to developing and applying transformative…

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Indigenous Peoples Day draws a crowd to learn and share | CBC News

By Lauren Bird | CBC News   The flags of Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati and Mi’kmaq were raised at the New Brunswick legislature Monday afternoon marking Indigenous Peoples Day. “That flag should be flying every single day, 365 days a year, because we are the First Nation people of this land and territory. So out of respect,…

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Can First Nations truly be autonomous in all things? | Troy Media

By Joseph Quesnel |  Troy Media Ensuring access to safe drinking water isn’t simple. It may require guidance and even intervention by the federal government Self-determination for Indigenous communities can prevent meeting certain standards or goals, especially if the federal government takes a hands-off approach. This can be the problem when it comes to ensuring all…

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