47th Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Building: Enwayaang, Gzowski College
- Date: Friday, March 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Building: Otonabee College
- Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023 - 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Hosted by the First Peoples House of Learning and the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies at Trent University the Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering is an important annual event that connects students, community members, and Elders. Each year, the Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering and the Indigenous Insights Elders Gathering pre-conference, offer opportunities through workshops, presentations, and performances for attendees to engage with Indigenous knowledges, cultures, and traditional practices.
All are welcome to join us in person or virtually. Visit trentu.ca/eldersgathering for program details and to buy your ticket.
Indigenous Insights: Weaving (K)new Connections to Address Climate Change: Indigenous and Western Ways of Knowing for the 21st Century
Provost Lecture on Reconciliation
Friday, March 10
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, Enwayaang
Indigenous Knowledges and western ways of knowing can work together to address climate change on Turtle Island and globally, by bringing together diverse ways of knowing, understanding and interacting with the environment. While Indigenous Knowledge is grounded in cultural traditions and local ecological knowledge, western scientific ways of knowing are based on empirical observation and experimentation. Both knowledge systems have their own strengths and limitations, but through collaboration, they provide a more holistic, multidimensional, and comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing climate change. As Indigenous people comprise less than 5% of the world’s population but protect 80% of the global biodiversity, it is clear that Indigenous Knowledges can provide valuable insights into how climate change is impacting a variety of ecosystems, and how to adapt to changing conditions.
Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering
Elders Gathering program highlights include a keynote address and workshop by Thosh Collins, co-founder of WELL FOR CULTURE, an Indigenous wellness initiative which promotes whole life-ways through ancestral teachings to optimize contemporary Indigenous lifestyles. Zhaawnong Webb, third-year Indigenous Studies student and a rising social media influencer, will be leading a workshop focusing on Indigenous identity online. This year’s program also includes a women’s panel and authors’ panel, and workshops from Métis and First Nations knowledge holders on food preparation and storytelling. New to this year’s Gathering is programming at Trent University Greater Toronto Area on Friday, and a trip to Curve Lake First Nation for on-the-land learning on Sunday.
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Posted on February 9, 2023