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Asare Kester-Akrofi

Executive Coordinator, City of Markham

Towards Reconciliation via Innovation: Markham's Partnership with Eabametoong First Nation

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 16

Asare Kester-Akrofi works for the City of providing strategic support to the executive leadership team and senior staff. He shares his personal experience of his voyage to Eabametoong First Nation and the significance of Markham's partnership, which he helps to manage.

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About Orée: Elegant Reconciliation of Human and High Tech

BY YASUNOBU TAKATA
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

These days, people tend to see high tech as being cold and impersonal. Orée, from southern France, on the contrary, delivers elegant, unique and long lasting tech objects that combine natural materials, traditional hand crafting techniques, and the latest technologies. (in Japanese) 

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First Nations Peoples Along the Fraser River

BY CATHERINE OUELLET-MARTIN
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

Catherine Oullet-Martin follows the path of the Fraser River and describes the lifestyles of the people who live there. Many peoples' lives have been negatively impacted by the changes in technology that society takes for granted. 

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Cultural Journey with Snuneymuxw First Nations

BY GERALDINE MANSON
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Experience the Snuneymuxw First Nations through the eyes of Tribal Elder Geraldine Manson. This emotional presentation invites us to reflect on the past while looking to the present, and future of our relationship with the Snuneymuxw.

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NZ's First Community Led Wind Farm Development

BY CHRIS FREEAR
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

A community own wind farm is in the making, just north of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chris Freear, the director of Bueskin Energy Limited tells us the story of how it became apparent that this community needed to take back its power over the energy they use

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The Smarter Cities Partnership: Reimagining Knoxville’s Energy Future

BY ERIN GILL
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

Erin Gill focuses on Smarter Cities Partnership efforts to dramatically advance energy efficiency in Knoxville through community engagement, education, and weatherization. 

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Community Radio: Making it as an Individual and as a Whole

BY OPHIRA HORWITZ
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.    

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Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton

BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."

In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.

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DIY Reconciliation

BY ALEX KRUIZE
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Lawyer Alex Kruize speaks about indigenous rights on opposite sides of the world , New Zeland and Canada, and shares his observations on the similiarities and differences as well as offers advice as to what we can all do to help facilitate reconciliation.

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Murder and Honey: a Defiant Playbook for Community Engagement in the Midwest

BY ADRIENNE PALM
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Adrienne Palm is a director at Northeast Wisconsin Gener8tor for the gBETA program which provides support for early stage companies. Adrienne has worked extensively in the community through non-traditional programs and events. Tonight, she’ll speak on Murder and Honey: A Defiant Playbook for Community Engagement in the Midwest.