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UNDRIP and Indigenous Procurement: Measuring Quality of Life According to L'nui'tasit

“Mi’gmaq are people of communal identity. To do work that does not benefit or impact our Nation is foreign to me. That’s self-determination in practice as a Mi’gmag professional.”

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Community Planning Checklist- Organize your next engagement session

Community Meeting with Aroland First Nation, 2019

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Indigenous Planning: 6 Examples of Creative Engagement that Work

“Our 3-D map was put together, painted and decorated by our community members. It is a teaching tool for our members, from community history to future planning.” – Samantha Noganosh, Head Councilor and Lands Clerk, Magnetawan First Nation

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Exploring the Truths about Planning

Occupation of Douglas Creek Estates. GSMacLean, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Shawanaga First Nation Pilots Field Guide to Research During COVID-19

Zeegwun and Ogichida McQuabbie helping their dad, Lands Manager Tobias McQuabbie, with field assessments at Shawanaga First Nation. 

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Indigenous nations prepare for high waters: Floodplain Mapping UPDATE APRIL 2020

The Magnetawan River surging with spring meltwater near Magnetawan First Nation, Spring 2019


Just because we're in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis doesn't mean rivers have stopped rising this spring. Whether by flood or by...

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Wasauksing Showcases Land Use and Environmental Plans in New Video

A huge shout-out to the lovely people of Wasauksing First Nation and the work they have been doing on their land use and environmental management plans! It has been a lot of fun helping create these plans and this video that explains the "why"...

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How to Train Your Consultant in Four Easy Steps

Not that long ago, when we walked into the Lands Department of a new client, the director came up to us and shook our hands. “Congratulations,” he said, “you’ve now visited us more than the last consultants ever did.” Yikes. Not all...

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Announcing New eBook: Indigenous Planning Starter Kit

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SVS Presenting at the Ontario Aboriginal Lands Association Conference

Photo: Visit Jeremy Shute, Mitchell Avis and Rachel White at the OALA Conference

Do you work for an Indigenous nation and find yourself never having enough time or feeling stuck moving your projects forward? Get the inside track on how a...

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