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The Role of Indigenous Ways in Community and Ecosystem Health (Online)

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

| Free

Photo:  Don Enright


Join our panel of guest speakers to explore how they have upheld Indigenous Ways in how they care for both community and the environment.

Charlene Aleck is a spokesperson for Sacred Trust, a former Council representative for Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and runs a catering company that specializes in traditional foods from the local lands and waters. Charlene will draw from two experiences in particular: helping make decisions on the types of industry or resource projects that ultimately support Tsleil-Waututh community and lands, and why she focuses on supporting others through traditional foods.

Myia Antone is a couple years into learning Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim language and founded an organization called Indigenous Women Outdoors. In the last year she was recognized for being one of the top 25 Environmentalists Under 25 by Starfish Canada. Myia will draw from her experiences learning her language and her journey in connecting herself and other communities to the land.

Shane Pointe is a Musqueam artist, who has been a knowledge keeper for the First Nations Health Authority and his art is well regarded in the community, with work in places such as the Museum of Civilization, the Coast Salish door of the Coast Salish House, the canoe at Vancouver Community College’s Broadway Campus, the Chemainus band office, and Vancouver International Airport. Shane will speak to the various teachings he has gained along the way.

Eugene Kung is a lawyer who has worked with Tsleil-Waututh Nation for over 10 years, engaging in ‘’ReLaw” projects with West Coast Environmental Law. Eugene will talk about West Coast Environmental Law’s “ReLaw” program that works with local tribes and nations on bringing their existing laws, ways of stewardship, and land and water knowledge into the Canadian Law system to help protect people and ecosystems.

In this session, the panelist will reflect on their own experiences in how centering Indigenous Ways informs their roles in honouring and taking care of the community and the ecosystems we all rely upon.


*Tickets must be reserved in advanceTicket reservation closes 30 minutes before the start of the program.

**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar.  A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.

***This is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.


We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples. 

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