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MakeMay Media Mentions: May 2022
MakeWay Media Mentions is a monthly roundup of news, podcasts, and videos featuring MakeWay and projects on our Shared Platform.
MakeWay in the News
Global News | Richard Zussman
The B.C. government has announced $30 million in grants to restore and maintain ecosystem services and watershed health across the province. Half of the funding, $15 million, will be provided to Watersheds BC through the MakeWay Foundation to co-ordinate watershed restoration projects led or co-led by First Nations.
The Small Nonprofit | Cindy Wagman
This podcast episode looks at Shared Platforms with Lizzie Howells, Director, Shared Platform at MakeWay. With MakeWay’s shared platform, changemakers share a suite of centralized organizational supports, and coaching when needed, so more time and money can go towards building strong, vibrant, just communities and a healthier planet.
Shared Platform Projects & Collaboratives
Castanet.net | Chelsea Powrie
A new pilot program in the South Okanagan will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members together in a safe space to spark ideas around how reconciliation can be achieved in day-to-day life. Table Talks, which is being developed by the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen in collaboration with IndiginEYEZ, hopes to help people respectfully build relationships and take action in both work and personal lives.
Dr. Ingrid Waldron is a Professor and the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), and the co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice. Research Canada sat down with Dr. Waldron in late March 2022 to learn more about her research in environmental racism.
A $2.5 million funding allocation has been announced for a project that will improve fish passage at three sites in the lower Fraser floodplain. This includes Resilient Waters, a project of MakeWay Charitable Society, in partnership with Watershed Watch Salmon Society. They’re a collaborative effort relying on support and guidance from many lower Fraser First Nations and municipalities, as well as academics, NGOs, and other levels of government.
Energeticcity.ca | Greg Armstrong
A video interview featuring Paulette Flamond with the Northeast Aboriginal Business Center to talk about their Indigenous Food Collective.
Parliament is scheduled to begin debate of Bill C-226, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Assess, Prevent and Address Environmental Racism and To Advance Environmental Justice. “Given that Bill C-226 is the exact same bill that was already studied and approved by committee at second reading and at amendments last year, we are urging MPs from all political parties to fast track its approval so it can finally become law without further delay,” said Dr. Ingrid Waldron, co-founder and co-director of the Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice (CCECJ) and founder and executive director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project).
Cabin Radio | Emily Blake
The NWT On the Land Collaborative has granted $935,000 to 54 projects across the territory that aim to connect residents with land, culture and community. Grants from the collaborative for 2022 range between $2,500 and $40,000. They will primarily support projects from Indigenous governments, organizations and schools. Successful projects may also receive equipment, training and program support.