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HEG Review of Park to Protect Chimpanzee’s

Posted on May 7th, 2021 by admin@theheg

Guinea is in the process of creating a new 6,500 Km2 National Park in the Bafing basin to protect the largest chimpanzee population in West Africa.  The creation and subsequent operations of the Moyen-Bafing National Park (MBPN) is partly being funded by the Biodiversity Offset programs of bauxite mining companies operating in the country.  HEG […]

Fort McKay Metis Nation Harvest Camp

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by admin@theheg

HEG partners Carrie Oloriz and Rob Stuart attend the Fort McKay Métis Harvest camp to share some of the results of the Community-Based Wetland Monitoring Program and to help facilitate a Métis Story-telling event September 24-29

HEG Attends United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII 2019)

Posted on June 14th, 2019 by admin@theheg

HEG Partner Carrie Oloriz had the honor of joining the “Tracking Change” research team in New York for the 2019 Global Knowledge Symposium and the United Nation’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) (Apr. 29-May 4, 2019). Carrie shared some of her research into the role of local fishers’ knowledge and cultural values in decision-making […]

Working with Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe on TransMountain Pipeline Expansion

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by admin@theheg

Carrie Oloriz is supporting the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe as the First Nations undertake Phase 3 Consultation for the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Project.  The work builds on the Integrated Cultural Assessment that the HEG helped the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe complete during initial consultation in the TMX Project.

Community Engagement Guidelines for Tanzania

Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Rob Stuart

Rob Stuart and Carrie Oloriz have developed a Community Engagement Guideline to help Tanzanian Local Government Authorities undertake community engagement for numerous Public Private Partnerships they are developing.  The guideline is a practical, easy to use document, that is regularly being utilized by the local communities.  The HEG will continue to support the implementation of […]

Five days camping on the Athabasca River with Ft McKay Metis

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by Rob Stuart

Five amazing days on the Athabasca River with Fort McKay Metis collecting information about wildlife, land access, river navigability, family history and use.

Traditional Local Knowledge along the Mekong River

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Rob Stuart

HEG partner Carrie Oloriz spent the month of November 2017 in northern Thailand learning from local fishermen along the Mekong River and exploring the role of local knowledge in managing impacts to local livelihoods caused by hydro dams, irrigation dams and agricultural practices.

Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment Workshop with IFC

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Rob Stuart

Carrie Oloriz and Rob Stuart facilitated a workshop on integrated cultural impact assessment (ICA) with the social performance group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Washington DC in January 2017. The IFC is interested in applications of the ICA model to help them identify social and cultural risks for vulnerable groups impacted by development […]

HEG Scholarship to Hayley Grier-Stewart

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Rob Stuart

The HEG has donated scholarships to post-secondary students for the past 10 years, under the Leo W. Bouckhout memorial scholarship at the University of Calgary. This year, we have decided to make our scholarship available to Metis and First Nation Students, no matter which University or College they are attending. Hayley Grier-Stewart, from the Piikani […]

Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment Project – Cultural Impact Assessment

Posted on February 4th, 2016 by Rob Stuart

The HEG is proud to be working with the Fort McKay Metis to develop a Metis specific cultural model. The cultural model will be integrated into an Integrated Cultural Impact Assessment (ICA). The HEG has completed 3 workshops with Fort McKay Metis members over the past 6 months. Using the information and input from the […]