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Congratulations to our Executive Director, Leona Irons, on being appointed to the Order of Canada for her lifelong commitment to the responsible and sustainable management of Indigenous lands.

Leona has worked in the field of First Nation Land Management for over 40 years building land management capacity and advocating for the land management profession. As an employee in Lands at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Peterborough Ontario District Office, and as a First Nation Land Manager for Hiawatha First Nation and her own community, Curve Lake First Nation, Leona realized the necessity for professional development and networking for the betterment of First Nation Land Management.

Leona has always envisioned the need for a National Association for First Nation Land Managers across Canada. In April 2000, under the direction of the founding Board of Directors, Leona Irons, as Executive Director, established and managed the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA). The Association celebrated 23 years of operation in April 2023. Over those 23 years, she assisted in the establishment of eight Regional Lands Associations (RLA) across Canada

As Executive Director of the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association, and with the support of 11 staff, Leona has raised the organizational profile and funding for NALMA and RLA’s with her leadership and expertise in the field of First Nation Land Management.

The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest honours. It recognizes people across all sectors of society who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to our nation.…/new-appointments-order-canada-and…

Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects’ (ICCE) National Conference

Le texte français suit l’anglaisView this email in your browserJoin us for the Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects’ (ICCE) National Conference! The 2023 conference theme is Sharing Knowledge to Take Action and will be held May 29 to 31, 2023 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. The Westin Hotel is located at 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 and the telephone number is 613-560-7000.

Speakers from coast to coast will share their knowledge on cumulative effects assessment, management, and monitoring, and how their ground-breaking initiatives are helping Indigenous communities to strengthen their capacity to build stronger communities.

Through interactive presentations and panels, conference participants will learn more about innovative ways to handle the social, cultural, and environmental components of cumulative effects work. These discussions, rooted in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge, will empower communities to seize this opportunity to take action and continue their contribution to the ever-growing Indigenous leadership on cumulative effects. Joignez-vous à nous pour la conférence nationale du Centre autochtone sur les effets cumulatif (CAEC) !Le thème de la conférence 2023 est Partager des connaissances pour agir.  La conférence nationale se tiendra du 29 au 31 mai 2023 à l’hôtel Westin à Ottawa, en Ontario. L’hôtel est situé au 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4 et le numéro de téléphone est le 613-560-7000.Des conférenciers d’un océan à l’autre partageront leurs connaissances sur l’évaluation, la gestion et la surveillance des effets cumulatifs et sur la façon dont leurs initiatives révolutionnaires permettent aux communautés autochtones de renforcer leur capacité à bâtir des communautés plus puissantes.Grâce à des présentations et des panels interactifs, les participants à la conférence en apprendront davantage sur les façons novatrices de traiter les composantes sociales, culturelles et environnementales du travail sur les effets cumulatifs. Ces discussions, ancrées dans le savoir autochtone et non autochtone, donneront aux communautés les moyens de saisir cette occasion d’agir et de poursuivre leur contribution à la croissance du leadership autochtone en matière d’effets cumulatifs. Tools & Resources Accomodation
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 Visit VisiterMeet our Emcee Bob Goulais  Bob Goulais, an Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation, is a well-versed and experienced senior executive and consultant having provided over 25 years of service to government, industry, not-for-profit, and Indigenous organizations.

He is a second-degree member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinaabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) people. He is a strong advocate for the retention and proliferation of the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway language) and Anishinaabe Aadiziwin (Indigenous ways of knowing and being).

He actively leads Indigenous cultural competency training, implementation of Truth and Reconciliation processes, and integration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) values and concepts in projects across Indigenous territory.

It is our pleasure to have him be part of our first in-person conference as our master of ceremonies. Rencontrez notre animateur de la conférence  Bob Goulais, Anishinaabe de la Première Nation de Nipissing, est un cadre supérieur et un consultant chevronné et expérimenté, œuvrant depuis plus de 25 ans au service d’organisations gouvernementales, industrielles, sans but lucratif et autochtones.

Il est membre au deuxième degré de la Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, une société traditionnelle des Anishinaabe (Ojibway, Odawa et Pottawatami). Il est un ardent défenseur de la conservation et de la diffusion de l’Anishinaabemowin (langue ojibway) et de l’Anishinaabe Aadiziwin (modes autochtones de connaissance et du savoir être).

Il dirige activement une formation à la compétence culturelle auprès des Autochtones, la mise en œuvre de processus de vérité et de réconciliation, et l’intégration des valeurs et des concepts du savoir traditionnel autochtone dans des projets au cœur des territoires autochtones.

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Congratulations to the 2018 RLA Challenge Champions – Manitoba Uske!!!