One River Many Relations NEWS

Over the past several years the One River Many Relations project has been working on printed newsletters to help share the stories, science, and community voice in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. This newsletter that merges traditional knowledge, community voices, and science based approaches is now online at One River Many Relations. The Newsletter will help bridge the gap between science, local communities, and the greater national community. Scientist often do a crummy job of reporting back and being held accountable to community members, who often have the most at stake. One River Many Relations is not only conducting independent research differently, but also helping government, community based researchers, scientists, and industry create better lines of communication and accountability to local communities.


Living Rural Communities

ECL is pleased to present a great video highlighting the U of M course ‘Living Rural Communities and Environments’ by participating student Sandy Anderson.  The video is viewable on the right hand side of the page, or you can watch it by clicking here.

If you are interested in taking the course in 2010 contact Stef McLachlan at

Shaking the Tree

You can now visit Shaking the Tree Radio’s very own website at  You can learn about the show, listen to podcasts, and find out what’s coming up.

Podcast Coming Soon!

After two weeks live on air on 101.5 UMFM (Wednesdays at 5:00) you will soon be able to hear Shaking the Tree Radio whenever you want by listening to our podcast, coming soon to (more…)

Maryland/Sherbrook Celebration

When a neighbour was stabbed by local, gang-involved youth a few years ago, the message from police was, “that’s what you get for living in the core”.  Gee, I didn’t even know we lived in “the core”.  Regardless, those of us “living in the core” knew we didn’t deserve to get stabbed, that locking up kids, who are mostly in need, at a younger age is not going to ‘fix’ the ‘problem’. Suggestions of installing security cameras or moving were not practical, or intelligent solutions towards resolving violence in our community. (more…)

ECL On Air

The Environmental Conservation Lab is always looking for new ways to discuss environmental justice issues.  This winter we are taking are mission to the airwaves, launching a radio show on UMFM radio.  Tune in Wednesdays at 5:00pm, or if you miss the show, you can check out our podcast right here at

Consider Clearwater

Want a different summer experience?  A course that will change your life?  A new way to look at our food systems?  You should consider the Clearwater summer course, held annually in Clearwater, Manitoba.  This year’s course was a great success, so consider adding Clearwater to your summer in 2010! (more…)

Exploring CWD

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a prion disease (similar to mad cow disease) affecting animals such as deer and moose.  (more…)

Food Justice in Manitoba

In cooperation with over 50 organizations from communities and universities, along with several other researchers, the Environmental Conservation Lab is pleased to help organize the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance.  Stay tuned for more information, or check out our project website.