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Indigenous Communities and Industrial Camps: Promoting Healthy Communities in Settings of Industrial Changes

The Firelight Group, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Lake Babine Nation, Ginger Gibson

Indigenous Communities and Industrial Camps: Promoting Healthy Communities in Settings of Industrial Changes
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Resource Type Report
Language
  • English
Year 2017
Country Canada
Topic
  • Indigenous Governance
  • Industry
Complexity Technical
Keywords
  • Business Practices
  • Consultation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Land Access
  • Land Use Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Pimatsiwin
  • Self-Determination
Written By NGO
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description Indigenous women and children in remote communities are subject to a “risk pile up”. These populations may face negative consequences from remote construction camps, including increased rates of sexual assault and violence, addictions, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence as a result of the presence of industrial camps and transient work forces. Through a collaborative process that included interviews with community members, Firelight supported research to generate strategies, policies and programs for municipalities, companies, Indigenous communities, and the BC Government to implement for the protection of women, youth and communities.
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