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Tribal Leadership

A few weeks ago I had the honour of attending a Hub Gathering in celebration of the third anniversary of the Ye mi sqeqo:tel la xwe’lets emo:t o Community Engagement Hub which is hosted by the Seabird First Nation.  Linda Kay Peters is their Hub coordinator and as one of the first Hub Coordinators in […]

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Thoughts on Community, Engagement & Change

Community engagement is grounded in creating healthy and productive relationships with constituents. I use the term constituents to more fully include all the individuals, groups, communities, organizations and government agencies that an organization may be in relationship with and therefore needs to engage with. Like all healthy relationships, relationships with constituents are grounded in and […]

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A Case for Collaborative Technology – What Klaatu Didn’t Say

Close to 40 years ago the Club of Rome published a report called Limits to Growth. In it they described the global problematique due in part to the physical limitations of our small and interconnected world. In a nutshell they said that we live on a small planet with limited resources and that if we […]

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Finding Group Values

Yesterday I facilitated the inaugural meeting of a committee that is tasked with developing community driven health plans. The group was made up of representatives from several First Nations in the Fraser Valley including a few Youth and Elders, all interested in creating healthier communities. I sent out a basic framework for an agenda as […]

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Non-Linear Design

For the past few weeks I’ve been immersed in communication strategy, theory and design. Often I’m brought into conversations around communication because I’m a vocal advocate for the use of social media and networking tools. One of the challenges of using social tools like Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, etc is that it becomes easy to […]