There is a quote from Mary Brave Bird, a Lakota woman, writer, and activist, that has always stood out to me. She said “The land is sacred. The land is our mother, the river is our blood.” For millennia, Indigenous peoples have been expertly managing the lands and waters that settlers call Canada and North …
In the heart of Mexico City is Bosque de Chapultepec, a park that is roughly double the size of New York’s Central Park and has history dating back to the Aztec. There is a space nestled away in a corner of the park dedicated to peace and quiet called the Audiorama. Talking and other noises (like …
For many documentaries, the interviewees are the primary characters and storytellers of the film. They help guide, explain, and validate the events of such topics through their own unique perspectives. The documentaries Narratives is currently developing will involve a series of interviews touching on sensitive and potentially triggering topics. With this in mind, it is important to take the steps needed to conduct a safe and trauma-informed interview.
As Pride month comes to a close, we would normally expect our streets to be filled with people celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community and pushing for progress. With pandemic restrictions in effect, Pride month looks a bit different this year, but we can take this pause to reflect on 2SLGBTQ+ histories in our city, promote an inclusive online space, and learn from 2SLGBTQ+ creators.
When I was considering going to planning school, I had the opportunity to sit down at a planner’s office and talk about the profession. Although I had come prepared with a series of questions, my hosts opened the conversation with a question of their own: “what do you think we do?” This question has stuck with me through the years. Today, I think of it the same way I did then: it is both an easy question to answer and a difficult one.
Several months ago, Narratives Inc. developed a “Task Lead Approach” to help us manage projects as a team. It has transformed project management into an opportunity to collaborate, gain new skills, share accountability, and celebrate success together. Here are some of the ways this approach has been a benefit to our projects and our team!
“There’s a common saying among us Inuit, Tamanna Anigutilarmijuq, which means “This too shall pass.” I took solace in this thought. And in the belief that these moments, when life seems to be breaking down, often signal that we are on the edge of a breakthrough in our lives.” ―Siila Watt-Cloutier, The Right to Be …
“The obligation for working [parents] is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children, while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job” – Annabel Crabb
For many, working parenthood means endless juggling between career and family, such that many couples decide to have one parent stay at home. Let’s take a look at what goes into this decision for many parents, and the effects of this choice on our children.
Reaching that distant shore of your goals is going to take hard work, but how do you ensure your new company keeps people and their values first while getting there? Just as your workplace culture evolves based on who makes up your workplace, so should your workplace policies. Develop your company policies as a team.