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Fire Stewardship through Indigenous Stories
July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us to learn about Indigenous Fire Stewardship from Indigenous speakers Shyann Thomas, Amy Cardinal Christianson & Brad Mardsen.
Event: Fire Stewardship through Indigenous Stories
Location: Zoom. Register here.
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 12 pm – 1 pm
This virtual session will explore Indigenous understandings and experiences relating to the long history of fire stewardship across Turtle Island, and highlight its value and importance in our changing climate.
Wildfires are currently burning across Western North America. Our forests were resilient for thousands of years, but have struggled due to the settler colonial actions impacting traditional practices.
Session facilitator, Shyann Thomas, is an Indigenous youth working with UBC Botanical Garden and Environmental Youth Alliance. She will be sharing why she is interested in fire stewardship, and what meaning and value it brings. Amy Cardinal Christianson is a Fire Research Scientist with Canadian Forest Service, sharing her experiences working with Indigenous wildfire stewardship & revitalizing cultural burning practices. Brad Marsden will be sharing his perspectives on fire and its importance in advancing Truth and Reconciliation for individuals and organizations.
Session attendees will be invited to ask questions, creating space for an open dialogue about Indigenous perspectives and relations to fire.
**Please register to receive your Zoom link (it will be emailed 48 hours before the event).**