Kiiloona Wuskiiwundakw “Our New Direction”
Carolinian Canada is proud to invite you to the Indigenous Leadership Pillar (ILP) launch event.
November 8, 2023 from 1PM-2PM hosted on Zoom.
The ILP started with the foundational work of Brandon Doxtator in 2018 and under Samantha Whiteye’s vision in 2022, the Indigenous Leadership Pillar was born and became a central pillar driving Carolinian Canada’s work.
The ILP’s vision and role is unique in the conservation sector as we lead with our values rooted in accountability, reciprocity and transparency. Our goal is to build capacity for Indigenous representation in the sector, support youth in connecting back to the land and shift the narratives of how conservation has been done by creating and implementing Safe and Ethical spaces. By integrating Two-Eyed Seeing with a community-based approach, we are creating space and fulfilling our role for seven generations forward in stewardship and collaboration.
This event will introduce you to the ILP’s vision and some exciting big announcements! Attendees will get an in-depth look at our journey so far, the challenges we’ve encountered and what we’ve accomplished. In addition, we will be unveiling our new website at the launch. Join us in support of reconciliation in action.
The launch event is free to attend. We invite you to join us in ethical space for our Kiiloona Wuskiiwundakw event.
We welcome any donations directly to the Indigenous Leadership Pillar.
Your funds support ILP’s new initiatives and mentorship programs. Support ILP today!
Presented by the Indigenous Leadership Pillar at Carolinian Canada
Before you join us in this safe space, please review the following resources.
- Carolinian Canada’s Commitment to Creating Ethical and Safe Spaces
- Carolinian Canada's Accountability Statement (below)
- Support Resources (below)
- 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.
At Carolinian Canada events, we aim to facilitate healthy discussion and dialogue, however, we recognize that some subject matter may cause discomfort for some people. We encourage those who are seriously struggling with feelings of discomfort and anxiety to get support at the following resources:
Wellness Together Canada – Online phone counselling - https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/service/talk
Hope For Wellness Helpline - Mental health line for Indigenous peoples, 1-855-242-3310 - https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1576089519527/1576089566478
Mind Your Mind - Mental health and wellness resources - https://mindyourmind.ca/help/where-call
2SLGBTQIA+ Youth Crisis & Hotline Support - https://www.queerevents.ca/community-resources/crisis-hotline-support/lgbtq2-youth-line
Pflag Canada – Support and resources for Canadians with issue of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression: https://pflagcanada.ca/get-help/
2SLGBTQIA+ Crisis & Support Resources - https://afsp.org/lgbtq-crisis-and-support-resources
Crisis Support Services for Marginalized Genders - https://www.wavaw.ca/get-support/