Biodiversity with intact wildlife habitats is required for our persistence on this planet. The loss of these assets is the second largest threat to our subsistence after Climate Change. The solutions are most often about preserving nature and thus are called "Nature Based Solutions". Local and Indigenous Knowledge is essential to navigate holistic solutions and pave the way forward. Inclusive governance models from community forums, multi-stakeholder task teams, and Traditional Talking Circles are how we must navigate our future. Walking in the path of leadership will help guide us. Case studies and innovative approaches are on the rise and are models to follow.
We will be holding "online" and in-person Talking Circles to share knowledge and insights. Find out more here:
Circles are generously sponsored by:
We are faced with increasingly complex issues and demands. More than ever, it is imperative and wise to include the diversity of all stakeholders in order to find innovative and fair solutions. This way we can respond to changes and find effective solutions today and for future generations. Land Knowledge Circles are Traditional democratic and inclusive forums to gain insight, find solutions and also build capacity for our communities.
The initiator of the Knowledge Circles Project is The Land Between: a non-government grassroots national charity. With partners, including the Sacred Water Circle, we are reintroducing the Talking Circle to create the platform for equal voices and collective decision-making in an atmosphere of humility and mutual respect. The Talking Circle is used by the charity and is a traditional form of governance used by First Nations today. In the Circle, the eagle feather is passed from one participant to another as a testament of truth, love, and faith.
The goals of these Circle events are to share local knowledge, find cooperative solutions, and build capacity through new relationships. The knowledge of those who work on and with the land is invaluable and is of crucial importance to the process.
The Land Between bioregion spans nine counties stretching from Georgian Bay to the Frontenac Arch. The landscape bears the same name as the charity whose “bioregionalism” approach recognizes that the land and the people are connected and interdependent. The Knowledge Circles Project respects this understanding.
"A circle can expand or contract, but it cannot break." Indigenous Knowledge Holder
For more information, contact Leora Berman at 705-457-4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about The Land Between organization, visit www.thelandbetween.ca.