RE-IGNITING THE SACRED POWER OF CREATION: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action Conference

Friday, Apr 22nd, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, Apr 24th, 2016 (All day)

Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences at Trent University presents:

RE-IGNITING THE SACRED POWER OF CREATION: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action

April 22-24, 2016

This conference brings together Indigenous teachings and Traditional Knowledge to address complex global environmental challenges.
Engage with teachings, join conversations, get involved and help define new ways of living and belonging in this world.

Shatitsirótha/Boodiwewin are the Mohawk and Anishinaabemowin terms that can be explained in English as: “They ignite the Fire Again”

Conference Vision:

This conference, the first of its kind in North America, brings together Indigenous teachings and Traditional Knowledge to address complex global environmental challenges. Convening on Mother Earth Day, April 22nd 2016, the conference will be led by four powerful female leaders from Indigenous Nations around the world.  Re-igniting the Sacred Power of Creation: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action is an opportunity to engage with the teachings, join the conversations, get involved and help define new ways of living and belonging in this world. This is an all ages conference, open to the entire community.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Vandana Shiva
  • Manulani Meyer
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Imelda and David Perley
  • Tom Porter
  • and more!

{Winona LaDuke unfortunately has had to cancel her attendance.}

For more information:


Re-igniting the Sacred Fire of Creation is a volunteer driven initiative based out of Trent University in the Peterborough Community.  If you are interested in supporting this conference by volunteering or financially, any and all support is greatly appreciated by the conference planning team.

Volunteers at the conference have the opportunity to attend the conference for free!  Volunteer positions are being coordinated through volunteer spot. Please contact if you have questions about volunteering!

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