Category: Neighbour Friendly

LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY STARTS FIRST NATIONS RELATIONS COMMITTEE

On May 6 Hal Eagletail, a cultural leader of the Tsuut’ina First Nation presented to Lakeview community residents about his people’s history and culture.

The event is the first in an ongoing series of activities planned by Lakeview’s newly-formed Tsuut’ina Nation Relations Committee. The events are an opportunity for the community, which borders theTsuut’ina First Nation reserve to learn the rich culture of Canadian indigenous people, says Jesse Salus, who helped organize the committee.
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ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE UPDATES ABCD PRINCIPLES FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Neighbourhood connections create complex benefits 

Howard Lawrence, co-founder of the Asset-Based Neighbourhood Organizing Association, says many cities have a long-standing relationship with Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the Abundant Community Initiative is a new version that drills down onto every block in every neighbourhood.

“We can say to municipalities, ‘you’ve been doing this kind of work, particularly in troubled neighbourhoods, for 30 years . . . here is an update,’” Lawrence says.
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