Date: December 6 (10 am) to December 7 (3 pm), 2018 (overnight)
Building on a workshop held in February 2018, this event will examine how environmental organizations can better account for settler colonialism in their work. This will be useful to projects and organizations seeking to work with Indigenous communities.
How can ENGO mandates impact Indigenous self-determination over land?
How does the work of ENGOs interact with treaties?
How can ENGOs work better with inherent Indigenous leaders?
We are developing an exciting agenda and we are thinking through the following segments;
– opening prayer, smudge and land acknowledgement
– workshop and participant intros
– positionality activity
– connecting out of doors
– indigenous territorial sovereignty
– reflection exercise
– the ‘Conservation as Reconciliation’ collaboration
– working with inherent indigenous leadership
– parting reflections and closing circle
Lead facilitator Dr. Damien Lee is a member of the Fort William Indian Band and a professor at Ryerson University. Co-facilitator Kathleen Ryan is currently a senior coordinator at the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office. Eli Enns, Indigenous Circle of Experts co-chair, will also contribute to the program. We will be guided by elders Miptoon and Larry McDermott of Plenty Canada.
More information will be provided in the coming weeks but registration (which includes room and board) is now open ($200 pp).
Funding for this work is provided by: