First Nations

Thirsting for Solutions

As of June 2012, there were 146 First Nations communities in Canada under a long-term Drinking Water Advisory. Drinking Water Advisories are created when the water in a community is deemed unacceptable based on the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines which set basic parameters for clean, safe drinking water. A long-term […]

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Growing Partnerships, Prosperity and a Brighter Future for Us All

“The right to land and to self-government. The right to self-determination. Those causes are right in any society.”  Being Métis, that statement by Jim Sinclair to the 1987 First Ministers’ Conference often plays in my mind.  Self-determination—the ability to freely pursue one’s own destiny—is a basic human right. It is enshrined […]

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Forging a Career Path in the Forest Sector

As a high school student, I was told I would graduate, earn a university degree, find a career path and then retire… hopefully young. But coming out of university, I found myself being just another young person with a diploma and few employable skills. Weeks of job hunting led to […]

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#ForestFridays

About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) SFI advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. SFI is an independent, non-profit organization that demonstrates its commitment to forests through its work in standards, conservation, education, and community. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local […]

Alternatives Journal Canada Day Reflections

Canada Day Reflections: The Nature of Canada

This Canada Day the Alternatives Journal editorial team were tasked with reflecting on the nature of Canada, what it means to them, and what one aspect of Canada each member appreciates the most.  These reflections were made especially interesting due to the unique make-up of the editorial team, including: individuals […]

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The Disappearing Myth

The tranquil and barren island of Rapa Nui, commonly known as Easter Island, illustrates the rich cultural and ecological history of the self-sustaining Rapa Nui civilization that existed in complete isolation from the 13th – 17th century A.D. The island’s several hundred abandoned megalithic statues (moai) stand tall amongst the […]

The AJ Recap : Earth Ship

To find out more about Terrylyn Brant and her work visit: http://seedkeeper.ca/?page_id=11697 News headlines this week :https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49588680https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/09/keystone-xl-pipeline-judge-environmenthttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hurricane-dorian-atlantic-canada-1.5272509 ENV Media Web: https://ENVMedia.org