Co-building sustainability and reconciliation – A Connection event in Canada

From June 19-June 22, 2017,  biosphere reserve practitioners from across Canada met with their Indigenous partners, academics, and governing representatives to better understand what reconciliation with Indigenous peoples might mean and how they could engage in activities of reconciliation.This is a priority for biosphere reserves that serve as model regions for sustainable development and bicultural diversity.

Co-building Sustainability & Reconciliation - June 19-22, 2017

During the meetings, there was lots of meaningful discussion, quiet reflection, good food and fellowship, and some lighter moments demonstrating our friendship and commitment to one another. We also discussed how to conduct research in a way that is meaningful and effective for community and academic partners. Results of this conference, including a plan for action, will be available in a formal report in August 2017. This video was taken at the end of the first day.

We thank the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and other partners for financial and logistical support for this event.

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