A Conversation with Elders & Knowledge Keepers
Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2022-2023

Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land - Virtual Forum Event Series
Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023

Part 5: Re-Remembering Our Relationship with the Land

April 12, 2023 from 12:45 - 3:00pm

This conversation will highlight the various voices of our elders, knowledge holders, and those who have come before us. By engaging with the past, hearing our elder’s stories, and acknowledging/honoring the groundwork that has been laid we will gain a better understanding of where we come from, and were we are going after this.

Panelists will be asked to describe the land from when they were young and compare that to today, the work they have done to make an impact and how we can carry that torch to the future.

We hope that you will join us.

 

Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.

  1. Meet the Speakers
  2. Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
  3. Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
  4. What is Intersectionality? (Kimberlé Crenshaw, Applying it to Environmentalism, + the Start of IE) - YouTube
    Background on “Intersectionality”
  5. Environmental Racism in Canada | The Canadian Encyclopedia
    Dr Waldron's work on Environmental Racism in Canadian context

Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement

Deeping the practice of truth, reconciliation and healing means we acknowledge the historical and present-day impact that colonization has had on the Indigenous people of this land, from genocidal policies and actions to ongoing systemic racism to the relentless eradication of native habitat, flora and fauna across the landscape. In solidarity with Indigenous people, we are accountable in our activities, we have built and prioritized relationships with First Nations communities and organizations, Carolinian Canada has provided in-kind and financial resources to Indigenous-led projects most recently through the Conservation Impact Bond and have helped build capacity for stewardship. By listening and integrating Indigenous leadership into our organizational structures, we continue to deepen our understanding of these impacts. We are working together in the true practice of reconciliation to dismantle colonial policies and practices and create a just and equitable future for all living beings of this land.

We Live on Traditional Territories

We live on the traditional territories of many nations including the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Lunaapeew, the Wendat and the Mississauga. We acknowledge the inherent and treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island including the many diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who live here now. We commit to the teachings of the Two Row Wampum and the One Dish One Spoon Wampum; and our duty to reconcile, learn more and create safe spaces for Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to meet and discuss the issues that matter to everyone.

Many Indigenous Nations call the Carolinian Zone home, and have long historic treaties and ties to this land. The First Nations that call southwestern Ontario home include; Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bkejwanong Walpole Island First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Munsee Delaware Nation, Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit (Delaware Nation at Moraviantown), the Mississauga of the Credit, Six Nations and Oneida Nation of the Thames.

Ontario Trillium Foundation
London Community Foundation
 
3M
WWF-Canada
 
City of London
Dragonfly Ventures