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October 25, 2016
Gender-based analysis meets environmental assessment Gender-based analysis meets environmental assessment: Aligning policy mechanisms to address the resource development in Canada’s North

Policy Impact Paper #1 of the Gender, Diversity & Resource Extraction project discusses how gender-based analysis (GBA) can be integrated into existing environmental assessment (EA) processes in Canada to address issues of climate change, environmental degradation, and negative impacts on marginalized populations resulting from resource development and extraction projects.
May 24, 2016
Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program & Women Migrant Workers in Canada's North The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) in Canada has been shaped over many decades and has sparked numerous controversies as our understanding of human rights evolves, our national economy shifts, and the dangers workers are left vulnerable to are exposed. This report takes a look at the women who participate in the TFWP and how global economics, Canadian policies, gender stereotypes, and placement location affects their opportunities and experiences within the program. Unique to the analysis is discussion about the experiences of women TFWP participants who are placed in jobs in the North, a demographic that is rarely considered in critiques of the TFWP program.
February 9, 2016
A Place of Our Own: Re-examining the colonial paradigm of the museum structure Under the leadership of the Aboriginal Art Centre for Northern Manitoba (AACNM) organization, Thompson, MB is in the process of envisioning a new art museum to host Indigenous artists and their works. But the design has been a challenge. Modern museums are a part of the world’s colonial legacy – they have removed sacred objects from many cultures, separated the stories and values of artists and craftspeople from their work, and displayed artifacts and works outside of the context in which they were used and created. To ensure the creation of a culturally respectful space, FemNorthNet supported a study where northern artists, Elders, and locals were asked to share their visions for the new museum.
August 27, 2015
Northern Crises: Women's Relationships and Resistances to Resource Extractions Using feminist disability studies and intersectionality, this article draws upon the ongoing resource extractions in Labrador, Canada to argue for examining local communities and relationships as one way to understand gender and global social, economic and environmental crises. The article explores how crises in Labrador have been constituted and maintained around global agendas of economic and resource development, historical and current colonial practices and a limited and constrained international relations with local Indigenous nations. The lives of women and their communities in Labrador illustrate one wave of a global crisis that extinguishes diversity and connection to the land in a race to extract natural resources, maintain global military power and gain profit in the global economy. The actions over the past thirty years by NATO and the Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments, coupled with transnational mining corporations such as Vale, have “normalized” crisis in the communities and reduced the capacity of these communities and Indigenous nations to respond to the issues arising as a result of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development project. Yet the women and their communities illustrate their agency and reject an analysis of them exclusively as victims. Together with researchers and activists, the women in Labrador have built a community of practice in the Feminist Northern Network.

This article was published by Taylor & Francis in the International Feminist Journal of Politics (2015). You can access the article on their website at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2015.1060695.
January 28, 2015
Findings from the Celebrating Abilities Conference Survey FemNorthNet surveyed participants of this conference (held in Thompson in October 2014) to find out about their experiences living with disability in the North as well as their perceptions about how available services and resources were impacting their participation in a changing northern economy.
October 28, 2014
No Vacancy: A Look at the Housing Crisis in Labrador West "No Vacancy" provides a comprehensive overview of housing issues in Labrador West and how the iron ore industry impacts housing availability and pricing. The report also explores actions being taken by local community members to improve the housing situation and examples of actions from other parts of Canada and abroad that could be implemented in Labrador West.
October 18, 2014
Keeping All Women in Mind “Keeping All Women in Mind” outlines important community issues in Labrador West, which is experiencing tremendous change as a result of the presence of the mining industry. The report documents the key challenges and possibilities for change associated with each of these issue areas, as identified by the women of Labrador West in 2012. The goal of the report is to improve diverse women’s participation, meaningful inclusion, and leadership in creating opportunities for positive change in their community.
October 18, 2014
Keeping All Women in Mind - Report Summary This report summary outlines important community issues in Labrador West, which is experiencing tremendous change as a result of the presence of the mining industry. The summary documents key issues for the community and possibilities for change, which research participants identified and discussed between March and June 2012. It does not detail all of the opportunities and challenges for women, but highlights many important experiences and perspectives.
June 3, 2014
Developing Women Leaders in Northern Communities: A Key Resource for Northern Economic Development In partnership with women in the northern communities of La Loche (SK), Thompson (MB), Norway House (MB), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (NL), and Labrador West (NL), the women of FemNorthNet developed and implemented various models for women's leadership development. These models were adapted to the communities, evolved over time, and were able to bring diverse women together to form bonds, engage in discussion about community issues, develop leadership skills, and to begin to understand the many forms leadership can take. We learned that developing northern women leaders takes time but – through networking, building partnerships with other organizations, reviving tradition, providing mentorship, and tailoring models for northern women – engaging northern women is possible. Based on our experiences, we were able to develop a list of recommendations for others interested in engaging women and developing women leaders in northern contexts.
June 3, 2014
Developing Women Leaders in Northern Communities - Summary Report Summary of the full-length "Developing Women Leaders in Northern Communities" Report - In partnership with women in the northern communities of La Loche (SK), Thompson (MB), Norway House (MB), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (NL), and Labrador West (NL), the women of FemNorthNet developed and implemented various models for women's leadership development. These models were adapted to the communities, evolved over time, and were able to bring diverse women together to form bonds, engage in discussion about community issues, develop leadership skills, and to begin to understand the many forms leadership can take. We learned that developing northern women leaders takes time but – through networking, building partnerships with other organizations, reviving tradition, providing mentorship, and tailoring models for northern women – engaging northern women is possible. Based on our experiences, we were able to develop a list of recommendations for others interested in engaging women and developing women leaders in northern contexts.
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