Reports to Funders
Sheldon Ratuski: Cultural Landscapes of the Common Ground: Mapping Traditional Anishinaabe Relationships to the Land
Mya Wheeler: Imagining Possibilities for Shared Place: Sense of Place Investigations into Local Connections and Visions for the Common Ground Land on Tunnel Island, Kenora, Ontario
Natasha Szach: Keepers of the Water: Exploring Anishinaabe and Métis Women’s Knowledge of Water and Participation in Water Governance
Robert Moquin: Growing Together: Cultivating Community Through Gardening In Kenora, ON
Inna Miretski: Game Changer: Encouraging Cross-Cultural Collaboration through Fun Interactive, Interpretive Experience in the Discovery Forest, Kenora, Ontario
Melanie Zurba: Building Common Ground: Learning and Reconciliation for the Shared Governance of Forest Land in Northwestern Ontario
Student Research Papers
What’s in a name? The search for common ground (Jim Robson)
Cross-Cultural Trail Development (Denae Penner)
Legal Considerations for Trail Development in Ontario (Denae Penner)
Community Partner Project Reports
Many of our Community Partner Projects had outputs other than the final written reports listed here, such as exhibits, books, theatre productions, visual arts installations, interpretive signage, and more. Please visit the pages specific to each project (under the Community Partners tab) to learn more about the research that resulted from these collaborations.
Colonization Road: The Land Speaks
This project resulted in a teaser to raise funds for what ultimately becamse a documentary film of the same name. Please visit the project page to view the teaser and learn more about this project.
Community Accessible Garden
Finding Common Ground Through Creativity Community Arts Project
Finding Common Ground Through Creativity Final Report – Lake of the Woods Arts Community
Grassy Narrows Trappers’ Council Fall Feast Project
Grassy Narrows Trappers’ Council Project Final Report – Grassy Narrows Trappers’ Council
Kenora Urban Trails Project
This project resulted in two student research papers prepared by University of Winnipeg Environmental Studies undergraduate, Denae Penner.
Keondaatiziying: How We Will Sustain Ourselves
This project did not result in a final report, but did produce a number of presentations available on the project page.
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre Interpretive Forest Project
Discovery Forest & ModelShoreline Brochure – Lake of the Woods Development Commission
Lake of the Woods Museum Mobile Tour
This project resulted in the technological outputs of a mobile guided interpretive tour of the Lake of the Woods Museum’s collection, via iPads. Please visit the project page for more information.
Lake of the Woods Powwow Club Project
Final Report on the Lake of the Woods Powwow Club Project – Mary Alice Smith
Lake of the Woods Project
Lake of the Woods Project Final Report – Lake of the Woods Development Commission
Living History Project 2012, 2013
Living History Project Report 2012 – Trylight Theatre
Living History Project Report 2013 – Trylight Theatre
Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Lake of the Woods Anishinaabeg
This project resulted in a museum exhibit. Please visit the project page to view a photo gallery of the exhibit panels.
Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Lake Sturgeon Restoration Project
Gathering Traditional Knowledge and Perspectives of Sturgeon on the Winnipeg River from Dalles Community Members – Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Ojibway Nation
An Historic Review of the Presence and Abundance of Lake Sturgeon in the Upper Reaches of the Winnipeg River, Including an Overview of the Role of Sturgeon in the Past and Current Aboriginal Culture – Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Ojibway Nation
Reformatting of Bakaan nake’ii ngii-izhi-gakinoo’amaagoomin (We Were Taught Differently) The Indian Residential School Experience
This project resulted in a portable museum exhibit. Please visit the project page to learn more about this project’s outputs.
Tunnel Island Common Ground Governance Project
Tunnel Island Common Ground Governance Project Update – Lake of the Woods Development Commission
Tunnel Island Elders’ Gathering
Tunnel Island Elders’ Gathering Final Report – Grand Council Treaty #3
Other CGRF Outputs
1. CGRF student Sheldon Ratuski led a GIS Training workshop at Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining Ojibway Nation April 26-28, 2011 and provided the following outputs:
GIS Workshop Final Report (Sheldon Ratuski)
GIS Workshop Manual (Sheldon Ratuski)
GIS Workshop Presentation (Sheldon Ratuski)
2. CGRF Student Rob Moquin worked with the Kenora Association for Community Living through both his thesis research and a community partner project to produce this e-book:
3. Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt’s 2014-15 Human Dimensions students class project resulted in this e-book guide for the Tunnel Island Common Ground:
4. During the development of the CGRF’s internal governance model, the project coordinator, Teika Newton, prepared a long-term communications strategy that drew on best practices gleaned from Dawn Fraser’s Knowledge Sharing report (see above).
CGRF Long Term communications strategy (Teika Newton)