What’s Happening at MakeWay
Braiding multiple ways of knowing to protect Átl’ḵa7tsem: Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide launches on World Ocean Day
With four First Nations, nine local governments, and several other stakeholders in the area, there were already several maps of various parts of Howe Sound, although no one single resource covering the whole of the biosphere. Shared platform project Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide set out to change that.
The MakeWay Board of Directors has always valued a diversity of opinions and lived experience, a wide variety of professional skills and ways of knowing, and representation from across Canada. Currently we are seeking individuals that also could bring expertise in government relations, communications, and philanthropy.
A new report on Indigenous Conservation Agreements from MakeWay and The Firelight Group – available in English and Inuktitut – scans six conservation agreements to identify best practices, challenges, and implications for the future. A webinar was held on May 11th with Steven Nitah, Shanna MacDonald, and Kunuk Inutiq to discuss.
In June 2020, during the mass mobilizations around the world in defense of Black lives and urgent calls for racial justice, MakeWay staff came together at all levels to better understand how we could do better. We’re laying out where we are now, and pointing to where we hope to get to. We also want to benchmark ourselves against our starting point and with others across the charitable sector.