Blending reflection with hands-on environmental experience, this full-day workshop will build understanding of our place in the watershed, identify ecological justice issues affecting where we live, such as mining, agriculture, and pipeline development, and make connections with Indigenous rights on the path towards reconciled relationships.
FREE! but space is limited.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Deadline Monday Oct. 16
Register here: http://bit.ly/WatershedReconciliationYQR
Lunch Provided. This space is wheelchair accessible.
Some transportation support is available. Child-minding on-site.
Parking: there is free parking on Saturdays in lot 12M, the non-electrified lot near the east entrance to the building.
**Please note: the day includes experiential learning through a community/watershed walk and outdoor reflection time. Please let us know of any mobility limitations or concerns that you may have so we can adapt this portion for all participants.
DRAFT AGENDA* (subject to change)
*Final agenda will be sent to all registered participants)
9:00 – 9:30 | Registration
9:30 – 10:00 | Water Ceremony/Opening Reflection
10:00 – 10:15 | Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – 10:45 | Reconciliation in the Watershed
10:45 – 11:00 | Break
11:00 – 12:00 | Decolonizing the Watershed
12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 | Shoreline Walk and Outdoor Reflection
1:30 – 2:30 | Understanding Threats to the Local Watershed
2:30 – 2:45 | Break
2:45 – 3:30 | Practicing Reconciliation in the Watershed
3:30 – 4:00 | Closing Reflection
PRESENTERS & LOCAL GUESTS
DODIE FERGUSON: Dodie Ferguson was raised on the Cowessess First Nation in Southeastern Saskatchewan. A member of an agriculture family, the importance of land stewardship was taught to Dodie at an early age. She is an active Member of Cowessess First Nation and is a Member of their Lands & Resources Committee. Dodie has been an active member of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Regina, currently serving on CUPW’s National Human Rights Comittee & facilitating a variety of educational workshops for the Prairie Region. Dodie also represents the Regina & District Labour Council and is a current Vice President, representing Indigenous people within the community of Regina.
BETH LORIMER: Beth is the Ecological Justice Program Coordinator with KAIROS Canada. Beth is a social and ecological justice advocate with more than 10 years experience in sustainable development. She has worked with academia, civil society and government, including and most recently Status of Women Canada. Her work has focused primarily on freshwater management, climate justice, gender, and urban issues.
MORE PRESENTERS TO COME…
Questions: Contact SCIC, 306.757.4669 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This event is made possible through a partnership between KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC), Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), Office of the Treaty Commissioner, the First Nations University of Canada Students’ Association, and local groups working to protect our watersheds.