Seeding Relationships to Heal the Land - Virtual Forum Event Series
Shifting the Paradigm 2022 - 2023
Part 4: Womxn Bringing Knowledge to Practice
March 8, 2023 from 12:45 - 3:30pm
Keynote Speaker: Larissa Crawford, Founder, Future Ancestors Services
Panelists: Martina Albert, Indigenous Community Liaison, Plenty Canada
Kerry-Ann Charles, Environment Partnership Co-ordinator, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS)
Aranya Iyer, Co-Founder, Field Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Diversified (FREED)
Sriranjini Raman, Founder, Nurture
Grace Saunders-Hogberg, UAV Operator
For this year's International Womxn’s Day we want to honor the many talented, brave, resilient womxn leading the charge in stewardship and in the environmental sector. We know that womxn’s voices are often the first ones advocating for the land but may not always be heard or recognized in top-down patriarchal societies. Womxn Bringing Knowledge to Practice Virtual Forum will shift that narrative and open a dialogue focusing on what these diverse womxn are doing in their work and lives. This forum aims to honor their hard work, tremendous care, and commitment to sustaining and strengthening connections between people and the land.
We will dive deep into what kinship and connection looks like from an intersectional lens and how diverse communities are building reciprocal relationships to the land. Let's celebrate these womxn as we amplify the importance of the work they are leading. Lastly, let's explore what inspires these womxn and how we can further push the limits today for a better future tomorrow
Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.
- Meet the Speakers
- Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
- Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
- Why Womxn with a ‘X’ ? – Womxn’s Center for Success (uci.edu)
- What is Intersectionality? (Kimberlé Crenshaw, Applying it to Environmentalism, + the Start of IE) - YouTube
Background on “Intersectionality”
- 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.