Gleanings

Cooperation is at the heart of a new women-owned quilting business on the Pine Ridge Reservation through Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. 

The Owíŋža Quilters Cooperative launched earlier this month and is the first social enterprise project of Thunder Valley CDC. Thunder Valley’s initiative aims to build community wealth through the development of new enterprises owned and run by local people.

A list of the 20 largest and oldest worker cooperatives in the United States.
The Future is Public is a two day gathering of union leaders, activists, researchers, and community groups designed to share ideas and proposals around building a pro-public movement in Canada.

"We're starting to see more bees in the city," said Timothy Paule, who, with his girlfriend, started a nonprofit to build beehives on vacant city plots. "Some people are planting urban farms, and they're adding bees to help with the yield. Others are doing their part and placing hives in backyards to help the declining bee population."

As the weather warms up, their bees — and millions of others — will get busy.

‘A lot of resources are going to be spent in our city. Therefore the questions is: who is going to get them? Who is going to benefit?’ says Kali Akuno, of Cooperation Jackson.

The question of the future of work is above all a question of power and ownership. It is a question the cooperative movement seeks practical answers for, every day, in neighbourhoods, cities and regions.

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