Indigenous Engagement & Capacity-Building

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 Present 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 informed …

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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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Anishinaabe Aki Kakendaamowin – Phase 2

Photo Source: Narratives Inc. Anishinaabe Aki Kakendaamowin – Phase 2 Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership April 2020 to Present Project entails Phase 2 of the proposed twinning of Highway 17 across Manitoba and Ontario, being undertaken by the Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership. Narratives’ role on the project is leading the Anishinaabe Aki Kakendamowin ("The Anishinaabe know our lands"), …

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Public Safety Communications Services

Photo Source: "Roosting Spot " (CC BY 2.0) by AnneWorner Public Safety Communications Services Bell MTS March 2019 to May 2020 In August 2018, the Province of Manitoba announced replacement and provision of (where unavailable) of emergency communications towers in remote communities in Manitoba. The proposed infrastructure will replace the FleetNet system currently used by emergency and crisis …

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