Indigenous Healing & Wellness of Wellington Waterloo Presents:
Relationship, Respect and Reciprocity: An Education Seminar for Service Providers in the Wellington Waterloo region with Giidaakunadaad (The Spirit Who Lives in High Places) Nancy Rowe
Participants will partake in the journey of interactive learning and discussion, and build awareness around Indigenous engagement, duties around consultation in respect to Indigenous nations that surround contemporary priorities today. Nancy Rowe will take organizations, managers, staff serving the Indigenous Community through a guided process in meaningful engagement to help non-indigenous members of society remember the inherent responsibilities to existing treaties and its Right holders. Foundational teachings and knowledge will enhance individual and organizational practices and foster the development of meaningful and mutually responsible relationships with Indigenous people and their territorial right holders.
- Create education and awareness around respectful Indigenous engagement and relationship building in Guelph Wellington and surrounding regions.
- Develop meaningful discussion around what Duty to Consult, what that actually means for organizations looking to develop land-based projects or initiatives with the local community.
- Create a community of practice for engagement with Indigenous nations reflective of their mutually inherent rights.
8:30 to 9 AM
Registration and Networking Opportunity
Do you know your Treaty Holder?
Duty to Consult
Break out discussion
Free Prior and Informed Consent
Cultural Rights as Human and Indigenous Rights
Giidaakunadaad (The Spirit Who Lives in High Places) n’dizhinikaaz (is my name): Nancy Rowe is a Mississauga, Ojibwe of the Anishinaabek Nation located on Credit First Nation, ON. Nancy holds an honors BA in Indigenous Studies and Political Science. She is an educator, consultant and a Traditional Practitioner of Anishinaabek life way’s, views and customary practices and is currently completing a Master’s degree of Environmental Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo. She is an avid volunteer who coordinates Akinomaagaye Gaamik, a grassroots initiative to provide educational opportunities for all peoples interested in Indigenous perspectives of life, health, education, history and the environment. “Education is the doorway through which we all can create a common ground and understanding of not only Indigenous Peoples but also, and more importantly, our environment.”