[bc-can] Wednesday October 20th, 4pm: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action #1: Community Solutions

Greetings! Can you share this with members of your climate action group or organization? Many thanks.

Wednesday October 20th, 4pm PT: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action #1: Community Solutions

The first of a four-part webinar series in which Indigenous climate action leaders in BC share their thoughts and experience, hosted by the West Coast Climate Action Network and The RAVEN Trust.

Our MC for the webinar is Connie LaRochelle, from the Beaver Clan, Haisla Nation. Our guest presenters are:

Pansy Wright-Simms, a member of the Luutkudziiwus, a traditional “wilp,” or house group, of the Gitxsan Nation. Gaypaygw’m Ganauu Pansy Wright-Simms is the spokeswomen for Simogyet Luudkudziiwus, Charlie Wright, of the Gitxsan Nation. She is a volunteer teacher of Gitxsan song, dance, and drumming within the communities surrounding the nation, including at her traditional territories of MadiiLii. She is immersed in her Gitxsan culture and strives to be the voice of those who would not otherwise be heard. She is the Education Administrator for the office of Gitanmaax. She currently serves as a Board of director for the First Nations Education Steering Committee Society, First Nations Schools Association, and the Gitxsan Wet’suwet’en Education Society, and the BC Games Society.

Leona Humchitt, Councillor, and Climate Action Coordinator, Heiltsuk Nation. Leona is a proud member of the Heiltsuk First Nation of Bella Bella, a remote, isolated community in the central coast of British Columbia. In 2014 she was elected to the local Heiltsuk Tribal Council. Leona is currently taking SFU’s Executive Master of Business Administration tailored for Indigenous Business and Leadership. She a proud mother to five children and grandmother to four grandchildren – her precious treasures. In Leona’s words: “It’s a whole new level of love and makes her work in leadership that much more meaningful”. For Heiltsuk Climate Action, see https://www.facebook.com/heiltsuk.coms.7 and https://heiltsukclimatesolutions.ethelo.net/page/welcome

Register here (free): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-perspectives-on-climate-action-tickets-181357433967

Guy Dauncey

Co-Chair, West Coast Climate Action Network
https://bcclimateactionnetwork.wordpress.com Ladysmith, BC
As a settler of British ancestry, I honour the title and rights of Snuneymuxw and Stz'uminus peoples on whose ancestral territory I live and work.

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