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Wednesday, December 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Manitoba First Nations Success Stories Reducing Waste

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The First Nations Waste Minimization team works in collaboration with First Nation communities in waste diversion efforts through assisting with landfill training, recycling operations, waste reduction toolkits, funding support and development, and connecting them with producer responsibility organizations. The First Nations currently involved include: Buffalo Point, Fisher River, Peguis, Pine Creek, Little Saskatchewan, and Wasagamack. The team promotes environmental education using the 7 sacred teachings with First Nations schools through teacher conferences, in-person/virtual classroom presentations, online webinars, waste reduction activity books, and other types of community engagement. The team has presented at over 30 First Nations around Manitoba, with 6 community events featuring a 4Rs bingo game, landfill presentation and a feast. As a result, First Nation communities are mobilized to act on and address climate change, work in broader systems, and combat environmental racism.

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Cesar Flores

Community Pathfinder, Green Action Centre
Cesar Flores grew up moving throughout Central and South America. His exposure to rural and indigenous communities throughout his years growing up have fuelled his passion, respect, and hope in community development and indigenous knowledge to address the climate crisis and create... Read More →
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Amy Smith

Community Pathfinder, Green Action Centre
Amy's passion for waste minimization began in her childhood home in Pinawa, Manitoba where she helped her parents with the backyard compost and worked a couple of summers at the town recycling depot as a teenager. In 2018, Amy completed a Masters of Natural Resource Management from... Read More →
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Chantel Henderson

Indigenous Programs Outreach Coordinator, Green Action Centre
Chantel Henderson is a proud Ojibway woman from Pinaymootang First Nation and Sagkeeng First Nation. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Urban & Inner-City Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a Master's Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University... Read More →

Wednesday December 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CST

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