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Cohesia is proud to present “Looking Forward”, a podcast created by two indigenous youths, Tiger Levi and Desmond Simon, both from the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick. Join them as they meet the young indigenous leaders of New Brunswick.

Episode 2 – Special Guest, Desmond Simon

Guest: Desmond Simon, Director of Photography and Image Director, Elsipogtog First Nation

Episode 1 – Business Leadership

Guest: Talon Simon, founder and CEO of the clothing brand Rez Famous

Thanks to the talented artist Maisyn Justason for the creation of the show’s logo

Thank you to the podcast partners: JEDI, Elsipogtog First Nation and St Thomas Experiential Office

Elsipogtog First Nation

Public Dialogues

You will find here, in chronological order, all our public dialogues.

Until the end of 2022, these were organized under the banner of Dialogue NB (the organization that preceded the creation of Cohesia), then, from February 2023, under the banner of Cohesia.
Reports and videos of the public dialogues organized by Dialogue NB were transferred to Cohesia and kept as is.

How to Improve Access to Health Care in New Brunswick – Geographic Perspectives

Organized on October 20, 2022

Public Dialogue organized in partnership with the Fondation Communautaire de la Péninsule Acadienne

Summary: 66 million kilometers! That’s the distance New Brunswickers travel each year to access complex health care, including 15 million by Acadian Peninsula residents alone.

Public Dialogue - Consent
Consent – The urgency to define and move to collective action

Organized on May 9, 2022

Public Dialogue at the 4th Apprenticeship Forum – New Brunswick

Summary: The reasons which push to accept – or to initiate – a proposal however unwanted are various and complex: ignorance of the fundamental rights, incapacity to say “no”, fear not to be liked or not any more, fear to lose his job, relationships of force…

Systemic Racism and Mental Health
How does Systemic Racism Impact Mental Health?

February 25, 2022

Organized as part of Black History Month

Expert Resources

Omar Lunan’s Resources

Here is a list of “easy to digest” resources and “straight facts” resources listed by our subject-matter expert.

Wesley Crichlow
Dr. Wesley Crichlow’s Resources

Dr. Crichlow has written many works on several topics such as racism, intersectionality, LGBTQ+ and black history, etc. Find out more here.