Indigenous Engagement & Capacity-Building

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Social Determinants of Health

Image Source: Narratives Inc. Social Determinants of Health Grand Council Treaty #3 February 2021 to April 2021 Narratives was responsible for conducting on research using trauma informed approaches on the factors influencing the risk of violence in communities using relevant Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) indicators. The Project entailed engaging with Treaty #3 communities, stakeholders …

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Settlement Trust Development Planning

Photo Source: Narratives Inc. Settlement Trust Development Planning Washagamis Bay First Nation December 2020 to Present Project entails assisting Washagamis Bay First Nation's leadership and community with decisions related to Settlement Trust Planning and Implementation, using a variety of engagement tools including decision matrices, community information sessions, focus groups, key-person interviews, and visioning sessions.

Nuclear 101 Curriculum

Photo Source: Unsplash. Nuclear 101 Curriculum Grand Council Treaty #3 January 2021 to Present Narratives is responsible for identifying key focus areas for development of a "Nuclear 101" curriculum for Treaty #3. The Project entails engaging with Treaty #3's Advisory councils, and membership regarding their expectations from such a curriculum in terms of content, format, …

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Psychosocial Impact Assessment

Photo Source: CNS-SNC Psychosocial Impact Assessment Sagkeeng First Nation May 2020 to December 2020 Working in collaboration with a clinical psychologist, Narratives developed a Psychosocial Impact Assessment to understand the psychological, social, cultural, spiritual impacts of the proposed in-situ decommissioning of the Whiteshell Reactor (“WR-1”) at the Whiteshell Laboratories. The study presents a psychosocial baseline …

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Highway 673 Improvement Project

Photo Source: Narratives Inc. Highway 673 Improvement Project Shoal Lake 40 First Nation December 2020 to Present The Ministry of Ontario (MTO) is proposing improvements along highway 673 to enhance road safety. Improvements entail realignments to eliminate sharp curves. Narratives was retained by Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to support consultation and conduct an impact …

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Washagamis Bay Mining Education Program

Photo Source: Narratives Inc. Washagamis Bay Mining Education Program Washgamis Bay First Nation January 2021 to February 2021 Narratives was responsible for developing a mining education program to support Washagamis Bay First Nation with conceptualizing mineral exploration and mining development in a manner that protects Indigenous worldviews, embodies UNDRIP, and equips the community to make …

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Housing Development Concept Planning

Housing Development Concept Planning Shoal Lake 40 First Nation January 2019 to Present Shoal Lake 40 is exploring conceptual designs for a new housing development following the completion of the community's new water treatment plant and associated infrastructure. Narratives provided land use planning services including preliminary land capability analysis, lot yield scenarios, and two conceptual …

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Indigenous Guardians Program

Photo Source: Narratives Inc. Indigenous Guardians Program Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership April 2020 to Present Project entails development of an Indigenous Guardians Program for the proposed twinning of the Trans Canada Highway across Ontario. The program incorporates key elements of protection of the lands, skies, soils, and waters, and the Anishinaabe identity through cultural practices, ceremonies, …

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