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One-of-a-kind program graduates third class

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Compiled by Shari Narine








The third Saskatchewan class to participate in SaskEnergy’s Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) environmental monitoring program recently graduated. BEAHR is a partnership between Environmental Careers Organization of Canada and the Aboriginal Human Resources Council, and offers a variety of employment-focused programs across Canada.  In 2011, SaskEnergy worked with Indigenous Visions Inc., a licensed BEAHR training provider in Prince Albert, to bring the environmental monitoring course to Saskatchewan. “With the BEAHR environmental monitoring program we have the opportunity to train Indigenous youth to bridge western science and traditional ecological knowledge, focusing on reducing the impacts and mitigating issues in a new way,” said Carol Crowe of Indigenous Visions. BEAHR aims to increase the awareness of, and access to, environmental training across Canada for Aboriginal learners using short-term, skills-based, culturally relevant training programs.