Reconciling Ways of Knowing Series

Indigenous and Western scientific knowledge

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We are pleased to announce the first dialogue in the series we will bring you over the coming months: Why Reconciling Ways of Knowing?  This episode will stream live on July 27, 2020 at 10:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Central / 2:00 pm Atlantic. Moderator Valerie Courtois will facilitate a dialogue amongst Miles Richardson, O.C.; Dr. David Suzuki; Dr. Nancy Turner; and Elder Dr. Dave Courchene, Jr.; on the need for reconciliation between Indigenous and Western scientific ways of knowing.
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In our first dialogue in this series - Why Do We Need to Reconcile Ways of Knowing? - these leaders in working at the confluence of Indigenous and scientific knowledge and decision making will discuss the events, issues and relationships that made it clear that a national-scale dialogue to facilitate just reconciliation between the ways of knowing and ways of being of Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, and their respective governments, is needed.


They will speak to how such reconciliation between these different life-ways is the essential precondition for addressing a series of growing stewardship challenges we are facing, including escalating climate change and biodiversity loss, and for setting ourselves on the right footing as we move forward through and after the impacts of COVID-19.

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They will articulate the project’s practical, change-oriented focus on bringing together Indigenous knowledge keepers and public, private and non-governmental policy and decision-makers whose resource and environmental stewardship work calls on them – under treaty, Aboriginal, and intersocietal legal obligations –  to work with Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous knowledge keepers.

And finally, they will articulate the vision for the remainder of the series in development, ultimately culminating in an in-person Forum when that again becomes possible.

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We are gratefully accepting contributions to support our programming (suggested donation: $25.00-$50.00). Thank you for your support.

In response to COVID-19, we have shifted our programming for the Reconciling Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Knowledge and Science Forum, planned for May 25-27, 2020 at the Turtle Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, online, until we are again able to meet in person. 


Where can I learn more about the speakers?
  • You can read their bios here.

Does my ticket to the in-person RWOK Forum automatically register me for Why Reconciling Ways of Knowing?
  • Please register to receive the log-in details. We are not asking in-person ticket holders for any additional contribution unless they would like to make one. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend!

I can’t afford to donate at this time. Can I still attend?
  • Yes. We are gratefully accepting contributions to support the cost of our programming (suggested donation: $25.00-$50.00), but welcome those who may be unable to donate to join us at no cost.

I am unable to participate during the live stream. How else can I participate or support?
  • We will be recording the dialogue and posting it on our website after the event. If you are unable to attend but would like to receive an email with a link to the recording after the event, please register anyway, as we will email participants a link to the recording after the event.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our programming please contribute to support our ongoing work
  • Thank you for your support.
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