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IN Perspective

IN Perspective – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Gladue Report Training
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Staff Profile
    • Winter Training Calendar

Spring 2018 IN Perspective

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Indigenous Perspectives on Territory

Linda Lucas

Recently I attended a “Hesquiaht Land Use Vision Workshop” held in Victoria BC on March 6, 2018.  A committee comprised of Hesquiaht community members and Hawiih (hereditary chief)  have been working diligently over the past few years to plan and consider how to use our Hahoulthee (traditional territory) for future generations. I found the meeting very enlightening, and was surprised and shocked by the maps they presented which provided an overview of:

  • Current land use designations
  • Proposed land use designations
  • Lakes and streams
  • Forest condition

In part, my shock was about how small the “Indian Reserve” of the Hesquiaht First Nations is it considering only 1.1% of the Hahoulthee. Even more concerning is that funding for this project was denied by all the Canadian funding sources, and the Hesquiaht Nation acquired funding from the Nature Conservancy in the United States!  It was also very concerning to see such a high percentage of the Hahoulthee has Tree Farm Licenses and Tree Licenses as part of the plan, and I can only assume that clear cut logging is the method of logging. It is also very concerning to me that there are only 2 streams left that have not been impacted by logging practices.

Hesquiat aerial map

IN Perspective – Winter 2017/2018

The Winter 2017/2018 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

    • Executive Update
    • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
    • Gladue Report Training
    • Cultural Perspectives Training
    • Staff Profile
    • Winter Training Calendar

Winter 2017/2018 IN Perspective

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IPS Partners with Royal Roads University for Gladue Report Training

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is proud to announce that we are partnering with Royal Roads University (RRU) for our Gladue Report Training.

After a comprehensive review, IPS Gladue Report Training meets both our own, and Royal Roads University’s, standards of excellence. Participants completing Gladue Report Training will receive a certificate bearing both Indigenous Perspectives Society and Royal Roads University logos.

This is an exciting new partnership and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Royal Roads University!

The first session of Gladue Report Training begins January 8, 2017. Register at Gladue Report Training

IPS & RRU

Surfrider 2017 EcoStar Awards Finalist

Indigenous Perspective Society (IPS) is proud to have been a finalist in the 2017 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards in the Greenest Office category.

IPS has a zero-waste policy, which means we compost and recycle everything we can. The IPS team cares deeply about being mindful of our impact on our natural environment and employs best practices for our society’s sustainability. We are always looking at ways to conserve power, decrease emissions, support well-being, and we do our best to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink!

The Surfrider EcoStar Awards awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.

For more information about the awards and to see a listing of all the outstanding organizations that Join Indigenous Perspectives Society on the Finalists list visit: http://ecostarawards.com/FINALISTS.php

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