2023 TOOLKIT FOR RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT

ENHANCING NORTHERN INDIGENOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

Northern Food Security

Increasing community participation in the early planning and development of food systems

Relationship Development

Enhancing partnerships and exploring collaborative, creative and food sector entrepreneurship opportunities

Norway

Join us for a dynamic, interactive session that delves into the pressing issues of northern food insecurity, capacity building and skills development, through entrepreneurship and northern supply chain optimization.

MCAD-BioSystems

Over the next five weeks we are excited to be able to collaborate and learn with Kami Norland and the amazing artists and creators from this year's biosystems class at the MInneapolis College of Art and Design.

CBRL Conversations

Dr. Olaf Kuhlke presented three case studies of ongoing and planned research that might form the foundation for future work on Arctic climate entrepreneurship.

OUR PEOPLE OUR CLIMATE

Our People, Our Climate is a ground-breaking documentary film and photojournalism initiative, aiming to develop the storytelling skills of Indigenous youth and young adults.

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Its purpose is to assist community-based projects in building relationships between research institutions, academia,  Indigenous communities and government. The activities are also intended to support the exploration of future research projects and training initiatives 

Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17) - Collaborative Impact: Records in this category showcase partnerships and collaborative efforts that contribute to the Niriqatiginnga food security project's overall impact. Each record reflects our commitment to working with diverse stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals and create lasting positive change.
Niriqatiginnga is designed to address food insecurity with northern and Indigenous communities, engaging a wide range of stakeholders including farmers, food producers, and systems innovators.

Building Relationships

Increasing community participation in the early planning and development of food systems through relationship building.

At its core, REM is a participatory approach that unravels the various changes, outcomes, and impacts influenced by an initiative.

Exploring Project Possibilities Through Emergent Design

This approach can be particularly helpful when dealing with scenarios that involve diverse contributors, with each contributing to a piece of the eventual outcome.

Learn how to capture a real-world scene or environment using Matterport mobile phone software and convert it into a virtual space.

This activity is great for exploring the intersection of technology and art, gaining skills in 3D modeling and digital storytelling.

Tony Eetak is an emerging Inuk youth artist and cultural connector based in Winnipeg, Manitoba who enjoys music, visual and performing arts. Tony has been a dedicated volunteer for arts events for more than five years with organizations and projects including the Arviat Film Society, Global Dignity Canada, the ArcticNet-supported Inclusion in Northern Research and the Winnipeg-based hub of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design-led Our People, Our Climate art program. As a founding member of @1860 Winnipeg Arts, Tony’s work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council.

Tony Eetak

Tony Eetak is one of the founding members of the @1860 Winnipeg Arts and Niriqatiginnga Projects.

ESTABLISHING NIRIQATIGINNGA

This month’s music and presentation was created by Niriqatiginnga and @1860 Winnipeg Arts team member Tony Eetak. 

RELATED RESEARCH AND PROPOSED 2024 PROGRAMMING

This year’s toolkit project will be used to support community-based, participatory food security and entrepreneurship research activities in 2024. For more information on projects planned for Niriqatiginnga in 2024, please visit our projects page.  

ADVANCING ECONOMIC RECONCILIATION

@1860 Winnipeg Arts member Tony Eetak and Dr. Olaf Kuhlke from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design present during their first knowledge exchange session at Qaumajuq and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2022.
@1860 Winnipeg Arts member Tony Eetak and Dr. Olaf Kuhlke from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design present during their first knowledge exchange session at Qaumajuq and the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2022.

EAGER: Developing and Testing an Incubator for Digital Entrepreneurship in Remote Communities

This collaborative award, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation supported research to design and evaluate a model for entrepreneurial small-business accelerators. The focus was on job creation in remote Alaskan communities in collaboration with Indigenous populations.

Our People Our Climate

Originally funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada in 2019, Our People, Our Climate has grown from a small Nunavut project into a ground-breaking documentary film and photojournalism initiative, aiming to develop the storytelling skills of Indigenous youth and young adults around the world.

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