The HEC lab is proud to share a report drafted by lab director Heather Castleden and project coordinator Rob Stefanelli regarding our recent team visit to T'Sou-ke Nation, British Columbia. The report is available here
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“Our Journey, Our Choice, Our Future” Research Project Welcomes Three Huu-ay-aht University Students to the Research Team!Heather Castleden2017-04-06T20:03:18+00:00
The Queen’s University research team is delighted to welcome three Huu-ay-aht post-secondary students to join the project! Over the summer, Ayanna Clappis, Becki Nookemis, and Mikaela Petticrew will be helping with a ‘Photovoice” research project, which involves asking Huu-ay-aht citizens to take pictures and share stories about Treaty. This research will be going on from May to July in Ana’cla, Port Alberni, and Vancouver. Ayanna will work with Jon Aarssen in Ana’cla, Becki Nookemis will work with Vanessa Sloan Morgan in Vancouver, and Mikaela Petticrew will work in Port Alberni with support from Brent Ronning (Huu-ay-aht’s Post-secondary Education Administrator). Learn more [...]
Last week HEC Lab Research Director Heather, HEC Lab Research Coordinator Rob, and MA candidate Jon attended the A SHARED Future’s first ever gathering. The meeting was graciously hosted by the T’Sou-ke Nation located on Vancouver Island, BC. This was the first opportunity for researchers, Knowledge Holders and other stakeholders involved in the A SHARED Future project to gather in one place. Attendees came from across Canada - as far East as Nova Scotia, from Vancouver Island itself and many places in between. This gathering was extremely productive despite the short amount of time we spent together. We used both group [...]
Fantastic visit with the citizens and leadership of Huu-ay-aht First Nations to share stories and provide updates on research activitiesHeather Castleden2017-03-30T18:29:12+00:00
HEC Lab Research Director Heather, PhD candidate Vanessa, and MA candidates Jon and Marc just returned from a successful research trip. The team travelled to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations in British Columbia to work with community partners involved with their respective research projects. A relationship between the HEC Lab and Huu-ay-aht First Nations has been part of an ongoing learning journey for many years, and this meaningful trip further strengthened these ties. Over the course of the HEC Lab’s partnership with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, several community-based participatory research projects have been completed. HEC Lab members Vanessa, Marc, and Jon are [...]
Heather, Jon, Rob, and new team member Priscilla will be meeting in Sooke, BC to have an inaugural team meeting for A SHARED Future Project. Team members will come from across Canada to T’Sou-ke First Nation to discuss project details and objectives, as well as to tour the solar energy project established by the community.
Team members Vanessa, Marc, and Jon are joined by Heather in B.C. from March 12-17th. The Lab will be meeting with community team members from Huu-ay-aht First Nation and working on their respective research projects.
March 3, 2017: HEC Lab Alumni, Chris Garda, and HEC Lab Director, Dr. Heather Castleden, have their paper "Monitoring, restoration, and source water protection: Canadian community-based environmental organizations' efforts towards improving aquatic ecosystem health" accepted in the journal WATER as part of a Special Issue in Source Water Protection.
On February 9, Dr. Heather Castleden (Director of the HEC Lab) and Rob (HEC Lab Research Coordinator) travelled to Canada’s Capital to meet with Ottawa-based partners from the A SHARED Future project on renewable energy development in Indigenous. It was great to see Irving LeBlanc (Assembly of First Nations), Kim Matheson (CHAIM centre Carleton U), Sonia Wesche (U of Ottawa), Amy Nahwegahbow (NWAC), Amy Bombay (Dalhousie U), Guy Freedman (First Peoples Group) and Chris Henderson (Lumos Energy) in Ottawa, and now we are in full planning mode for our inaugural team meeting, co-hosted by T’Sou-ke Nation in March.
Highlights from this Month’s HEC Lab Meeting – February 10, 2017 Marc Calabretta (MA Candidate) presented his narrative research about how the modern Treaty negotiation process unfolded for Huu-ay-aht First Nations. He discussed the complexity of his findings to date, and expressed excitement for his upcoming travels to Huu-ay-aht in March. Sharon Yeung (MD/MSc Candidate) talked about her project focused on characterizing the contextual features pertaining to health outcomes in Indigenous communities across Canada. Her work strikes a balance between qualitative and quantitative factors, incorporating statistics from health questionnaires and engaging with Indigenous communities directly. Highlights from other [...]
The HEC Lab’s Dr. Heather Castleden is involved in a SSHRC Partnership Grant on Indigenous Youth Futures, led by Carleton University’s Dr. Kim Matheson. – February 12, 2017Heather Castleden2017-03-02T09:45:59+00:00
Profiles of the Indigenous Youth Futures’ Team - Researchers and Collaborators - have been released! Learn more about this multi-disciplinary team of community-based and academic researchers from across Canada. Researchers: http://carleton.ca/youthfutures/who-are-we/researchers/ Collaborators: http://carleton.ca/youthfutures/who-are-we/collaborators/ The goal of the Indigenous Youth Futures program of research is to bring together Indigenous and Western approaches to promote Indigenous youth resilience and leadership in their communities involving First Nations organizations and communities across Northwestern Ontario.