Indigenous Women’s Leadership: The Grandmothers of Conservation
Join us as we honour and celebrate the Grandmothers who are guiding Indigenous-led conservation efforts across the land and waters that are now known as Canada.
As Elders and knowledge-keepers, Grandmothers play a vital role in cultivating, restoring, and protecting the gifts of Mother Earth. They also plan an important role in teaching about responsibility and learning from relationships that are built across generations.
This session will bring together voices from several Indigenous communities to explore the shared importance of fulfilling and nurturing our collective responsibilities and relationships with land, water, and our non-human relatives. The wealth of knowledge from our grandmothers is a reminder that we are the land and the land is us.
Guest speakers include: Elder Linda Boudreau-Semaganis (Métis Nation, Alberta), Elder Marilyn Capreol (Shawanaga First Nation), and Norma Kassi (Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation).
This webinar is brought to you by the IISAAK OLAM Foundation, the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, and the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership as part of the Indigenous Women’s Leadership Series.