Harmony Foundation
Environmental Essay Prize for Young Scholars

RAVEN works together with Harmony Foundation to present the Environmental Essay Prize annually.

The purpose of the Harmony Environmental Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding work which explores cutting edge thinking while presenting cases where traditional knowledge inspires practical action and produces meaningful results with social, cultural, environmental and/or economic benefits. Quite simply, we want to recognize students who are seeking constructive responses to important questions  shaping Indigenous movements today.

 

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Winners announced: essays by young scholars explore Indigenous law, environmental planning

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Harmony Environmental Essay Prize for Young Scholars. Please meet our winners and read their carefully researched papers: First Place –  Da Chen “Sharing of the Dish: The Dish with One Spoon and Environmental Planning in Toronto” Through key informant interviews, this paper explores the work…

Meet Young Scholars Essay Prize Winners Helen and Helena!

We’re thrilled to announce winners of this years’ Young Scholars Essay Prize. First prize is awarded to Helen Knott, Prophet River First Nation. We’ve had the privilege of working with Helen on the Site-C campaign, as she was a strong voice for Treaty 8 on the “Caravan for the Peace” that travelled across Canada from…

Young Scholars Essay Prize Winners for 2017 announced!

The recipients of this years’ Young Scholars Essay Prize have been announced… and the winners are: Laura Peterson, First Place. University of Alberta “Lake One Trail Survey, Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada” Download & read paper here The judges all agreed it was an excellent piece of research, demonstrating the…

2016 Young Scholars Essay Prize Winners

The purpose of the RAVEN Young Scholars Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding undergraduate work which intersects with the core precepts and values of RAVEN. Quite simply, we want to recognize students who are asking questions about the sorts of topics that we know to be important. The essay competition is open to all disciplines…

Young Scholars tackle indigenous enfranchisement & settler imagination

Young Scholars Essay Prize – RAVEN’s  2015 winners tell us about their essays. Out of this year’s entries, Danette Jubinville’s paper entitled (In)Voluntarily Enfranchised: Bill C-3 and the Need for Strengthening Kinship Laws in Treaty 4 was chosen by the adjudicating panel as the winner.   Ms Jubinville’s essay gives voice to her personal connection…

Students of all disciplines are eligible for the Award; however, candidates actively involved with Indigenous endeavours and the conservation of the environment will be given preference. We also encourage all applicants to position themselves in relation to the issues and topics they address in their papers. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, but students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.