A SHARED Future has focused on exploring intersectoral partnerships associated with renewable energy projects. As we examined the development of these projects in relation to Indigenous Peoples’ leadership, nation-to-nation collaboration, reconciliation between knowledge systems, and understandings of health, the A SHARED Future team has been committed to paying close attention to how gender matters throughout our work, using the lens of Indigenous understandings of gender. For this purpose, we partnered with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to promote greater uptake of their Culturally Relevant Gender-Based Analysis framework (CRGBA) in all phases of the research process.
The intended impact of this overarching programmatic project was to advocate for the incorporation of a culturally relevant gender-based analysis into the design and implementation of each A SHARED Future project. This was supported by A SHARED Future’s Gender Champion, who worked with projects throughout the lifespan of A SHARED Future to facilitate reflexive conversations across and amongst project teams about our collective learning and practical implementation of CRGBA across our research projects through interviews and sharing circles.
This work resulted in the publishing of the A SHARED Future Living Conpendium, a document that can provide resources and guides to help researchers to approach decolonization from a gendered perspective and attempt this work in a good way.
A SHARED Future Living Compendium
The team has produced a compendium that can provide resources and guides to help researchers to approach decolonization from a gendered perspective and attempt this work in a good way. This compendium is a living document and will be revised throughout the research program. You can view the A SHARED Future Living Compendium 1.0 here. The 2.0 version of the Compendium will be released in the latter half of 2020.
REFERENCE: Masuda, J., Harney, S., Chan, S., Nowell, M., & Kruger, A. (2018). A SHARED Future Living Compendium 1.0. Guide and Toolkit. A resource from your gender co-champions. Kingston, Canada: Centre for Environmental Health Equity.
Our team has supported A SHARED Future partners through three main initiatives:
1) advocacy for the incorporation of team members with the role of ‘Gender Champion’ to work towards ensuring our research attends to culturally relevant understandings of gender, and related concepts;
2) the ongoing compilation of gender-related research resources in a regularly updated “Living Compendium – Guide and Toolkit” available to all A SHARED Future partners; and
3) the facilitation of reflexive conversations among A SHARED Future partners about our collective learning and practical implementation of CRGBA across our research projects through interviews and sharing circles.
Jeff Masuda, Hollie Sabourin
Programmatic Steering Committee
Native Women’s Association of Canada https://www.nwac.ca/