Join us as we explore how the principle of Two-Eyed Seeing has inspired conservation practice across what is now known as Canada.
About this event
Join us as we explore how the principle of Two-Eyed Seeing has inspired conservation practice across what is now known as Canada to observe, understand and act by drawing on a diversity of knowledge systems.
In Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall’s words, Two-Eyed Seeing or Etuaptmumk refers to “learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of western knowledges and ways of knowing – and learning to use both of these eyes together for the benefit of all.” In addition, Elder Albert reminds us that learning to see with both eyes comes with the responsibility to act on the knowledge we’ve gained.
We will learn from examples where Two-Eyed Seeing is woven into various elements of establishing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) and other Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, from relationship-building and negotiations, to monitoring and evaluation. This dialogue will also explore how established protected areas are making efforts to transform their practices through a Two-Eyed Seeing approach.
Norma Kassi (Canadian Mountain Network)
Elliot Fox (The Resilience Institute)
Gary Pritchard (4Directions Conservation Consulting)
Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle (Wildlife Conservation Society Canada)
This webinar is brought to you by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (York University) and the Knowledge Systems Stream of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership.