As a CURA project, the CGRF supported both community-led and academic action research.
One stream of funding, just over $400,000, was invested community-led research projects in Kenora and Treaty 3 territory. 17 Community Partner Projects were completed, and nearly 20 Community Small Grants were awarded to support community events and small projects.
A second funding stream applied to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate research assistants. Eight Masters of Natural Resources Management students and one Doctor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management were supported through the CGRF project. Several of these students remain actively employed in the Kenora and Treaty 3 area, and many have produced research products that continue to extend the impacts of their work in the region.
Student Research Projects
Melanie Zurba, PhD – Building Common Ground: Transformative Learning Towards Collective Governance
Dr. Jim Robson, Post-doctoral fellow – Cross-cultural Collaboration and Common Ground: Lessons From National and International Experience
Sheldon Ratuski, MNRM – Cultural Landscapes of the Common Ground: Mapping First Nations’ Relationships to the Landscape
Mya Wheeler, MNRM – Common Land, Common Ground: Imagining Sense of Place Connections Among Local People
Natasha Szach, MNRM – Keepers of the Water: Exploring Anishinaabe and Metis Women’s Knowledge of Water and Participation in Water Governance
Inna Miretsky, MNRM – Game Changer: Encouraging Cross-Cultural Collaboration Through a Fun and Interactive Experience in the Interpretive Forest, Kenora
Robert Moquin, MNRM – Growing Together: Community Gardens, Cross-Cultural Collaboration, and Social-Ecological Citizenship in Kenora, Ontario
Megan Bob, MNRM Candidate – Understanding What Triggers, Enables and Hinders Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Fisheries Management
Brigitte Savard, MNRM – Finding Common Ground: Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Urban Forest Management in Kenora, Ontario