A finished Habit Studio project Nova Scotia mom, Lorrie Rand introduces us to passive design “Chronic renovators.” That’s how Lorrie Rand describes herself and her husband, and for good reason. The house in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where they live with their 21-year-old daughter and 17-year-old son has been in a near constant state of flux since they … Read moreIs the future passive?
As a child, Kayla Mansfield-Brown attended monthly zone meetings for off-reserve Native communities with her mother but has little recollection of her Native identity shaping her life much in those early years. Things changed though, at nine or 10, when her mother was hired as a facilitator through the Native Council. Suddenly her mom was … Read moreHow one Indigenous mom builds bridges and connections through education and community
Nicole McKay is standing at a picnic table in Chippewa Park, just outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, rolling strips of locally caught walleye in a mix of flour and spices. Behind her, three high-school students — sisters Kay and Karlee and their friend Dazele — are plucking feathers from a Canada goose, under the supervision of Elder Bella Patayash. … Read moreNicole McKay helps youth connect with their traditional lands