The RE-IGNITING THE SACRED POWER OF CREATION: Essential Knowledges for Transformative YOUTH Action presentation will bring together Indigenous teachings and Traditional Knowledge from around the world to address complex global environmental challenges, in what promises to be a morning of education, inspiration.
Dan Longboat, founding director of the Trent IESS program emphasizes the importance of youth-engagement, explaining that “youth are inheriting a complex set of problems that affect environment, society, economy and politics, and to resolve these issues will require they complicate their skill-set. So knowledge needs to not only cross disciplines, but also necessitates crossing cultures. So the opportunity then is to engage in cross cultural learning.”
The Essential Knowledges for Transformative YOUTH Action presentation embodies this cross cultural learning: guest speakers include Manulani Meyer, an international speaker and educator who grew up on the shores of Kailua beach on the island of O‘ahu, has a background in wilderness education, experiential learning and ecological literacy. Sylvia Plain is a community ambassador from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a water walker, canoe-building apprentice, student-researcher and founder of the Great Lakes Canoe Journey – which brings together youth to build canoes and paddle the rivers and lakes within Ontario. Dan Longboat is Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River and the founding director of the Indigenous Environmental Studies & Science Program at Trent University.
Youth (25 & under) are invited to register, by contacting Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit kwic.info, or call 705-748-1680 for more information. Cost is $5 per youth or paywhatyoucan.
The event is held in conjunction with the Trent IESS conference, RE-IGNITING THE SACRED POWER OF CREATION: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action, April 22nd to 24th.