Shedding Light Talk – Settler Solidarity in Decolonizing Restoration Ecology

Jun 3, 2021 | Events, News, Stewardship

Wednesday, June 23rd, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Online)

This event is offered as part of the Still Creek Streamkeepers Talk Series. Click here to see the list of talks scheduled for the year.

What might settler solidarity look like in decolonizing restoration ecology?

This talk will highlight ways to centre Indigenous leadership and knowledge in restoration ecology. Paula will draw from personal examples in settler-organized ecological initiatives working to restore Indigenous land management and integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

Paula recently worked on the Foodlands Corridor Restoration Project, a new initiative that seeks to ecologically and culturally restore lands and waters, especially in riparian zones on the Fraser River. Currently, Paula contributes to habitat restoration at Maplewood Mudflats, a conservation area currently managed by the Wild Bird Trust, in relationship with, and on the territory of səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. The talk will create a space for many other examples of this work, and discussion.

Speaker Biography:
Paula Booker is an accomplished writer, art curator and organizer, raised on a farm outside Auckland in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is a life-long organic gardener with a keen interest in community gardens, permaculture and environmental justice. She has held leadership, editorial, programming and outreach roles in diverse arts and heritage organizations, including the Belkin Art Gallery, Richmond Art Gallery and The New Zealand Film Archive. Since 2016, Paula has been a guest on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory.

This webinar will take place on Zoom.

Registration is mandatory. A confirmation email after registration and a reminder email (two days before the event) will be sent with the zoom link. Be sure to check all email folders to not miss the link!

Registration closes on June 22nd at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions about the event, please email our Stewardship Programs Manager, Adrian Avendaño at adrian@stillmoonarts.ca.

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