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Indigenous Economics: Reclaiming the Sacred (June 10-12, 2021)

June 10 - June 11

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is pleased to invite Indigenous scholars, Elders, youth, leadership, land defenders, community members and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) allies to join a virtual gathering taking place on June 10-12, 2021, in partnership with the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics (CANSEE). This online gathering is free to all participants, with a priority given to BIPOC registrants. You can register through this form.

Indigenous and Ecological Economics are rooted in the similar values – relationships and interconnections with ecosystems. As society grapples with a growing climate crisis and faltering economies Indigneous peoples across the globe are proposing a return to the sacred, a return to relationships with each other and the lands. At this gathering we will dive into discussions, workshops, panels and presentations led by Indigenous leaders, practitioners and scholars to redefine ecological economics from an Indigenous perspective. By empowering our communities to reclaim our economic systems built on millenia of knowledge and practice we can help craft the needs and direction of what new Indigenous-led climate policies and economic paradigms call look like. The gathering will involve:

  • Indigenous and participant-led discussions in breakout sessions,
  • Indigenous ceremony and workshops,
  • “problem labs” to articulate Indigenous views on “ecological economics”,
  • Indigenous keynote speakers and experts, and
  • safe spaces for Indigenous peoples to discuss, strategize and reclaim our relationships with each other and our lands and territories.

For more information, or to register, visit the Indigenous Climate Action event page: https://www.indigenousclimateaction.com/indigenous-economics-conference.