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An Exploration of Aboriginal Youth Engagement

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Author(s): 
Matthew, C.
Agency: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Sponsor: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Pages: 
3
Summary: 
For over ten years now, Aboriginal youth in Canada have been persistently demanding true representation, participation, and engagement at all levels. This paper explores the topic of Aboriginal youth participation and engagement, and provides an overview of some of the key recommendations provided by youth.
Keywords: 
Aboriginal; youth; policy development; urban; participation; engagement

The importance of global and multi-scale assessments, and their importance to local-level communities and culture

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Author(s): 
Cardinal, Nathan
Agency: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Sponsor: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
The Millennium Assessment (MA) held a conference entitled 'Bridging Scales and Epistemologies: Linking local Knowledge and Global Science in Multi-scale Assessments. This article is a brief summary on the recently released report that the (MA) developed from the conference which examines the environment and its present conditions that have major implications for the present and future conditions of all the world's people, Indigenous ones included.
Keywords: 
Indigenous; ecosystem; healthy communities; traditional knowledge; global/local

Recommendations and Reflections on the Vancouver Policy Board Governance: Summarized by the Centre for Native Policy and Research

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Author(s): 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Agency: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Sponsor: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
Kelly MacDonald served as a member of the Vancouver Police Board (VPB) for two years before resigning. She was the first Aboriginal person appointed to the board. The duties and functions of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) are under the governance mandate of the VPB which provides civilian oversight of policing, sets policies and procedures, and determines the priorities, goals and objectives of the VPD. MacDonald participated on many of the VPB's committees, including acting as the Board Liaison to the Chief Constable's Diversity Advisory Committee, the Legal Committee and she contributed at both the provincial and national level. After resigning, MacDonald provided the Director of Police Services, Ministry of the Solicitor General, a memo outlining her reflections and recommendations on police board governance (January, 2005). She has yet to receive any form of response or acknowledgment of her contribution. This document is a summarized version of her recommendations.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Policy Board; Aboriginal; Vancouver Policy Department; governance; policy; boards; justice system; Aboriginal overrepresentation

The use of traditional knowledge in species assessment: a case study of northern Canada wolverine

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Author(s): 
Cardinal, Nathan
Agency: 
Centre for Native Policy and Research (CNPR)
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
As human society has changed and evolved, our interaction with the surrounding landscape has also changed, compounded by rapid technological development and an ever-increasing demand for natural resources. While some of these interactions have led to substantial social and economic gains, they have also resulted in significant deleterious impacts on the environment, which consequently affect all segments of human society and economy. Furthermore, contemporary methods of understanding and resolving such impacts are insufficient. The active involvement of Aboriginal people and their knowledge in the assessment process will increase the acceptability of decisions resulting from assessments at a local level.
Keywords: 
Aboriginal; traditional knowledge; wolverine; species assessment

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