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February 23, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Watershed Moments 2023: Blue Ecology Virtual Seminar

Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC
Watershed Moments 2023: Blue Ecology Virtual Seminar on “A Pathway to Water Reconciliation and Resilience for Mayors, Councillors, and Regional Directors in British Columbia”

We have landed at the crux of two of the most important issues facing Canadians – relationships with First Nations and relationships with water - in an era when we must also adapt to a changing climate. Communities have a once in a generation opportunity to get our relationships with both right, and then start back down the river of time – this time together.

Watershed Moments 2023 is designed to inform local government elected representatives about BLUE ECOLOGY, a pathway to “water reconciliation”. Blue Ecology is a water-first approach to interweaving Indigenous and Western perspectives. Oral history, land and water stewardship, inter-generational baton.  These are foundational pieces for water reconciliation.

On February 23rd, the team of Michael Blackstock, Brian Carruthers and Richard Boase will seed the idea that hope lies within the sphere of local government. That is the scale where actions do matter. In an online broadcast via YouTube, Richard will moderate a free-flowing conversation between Michael and Brian. The goal is that this dynamic trio will light a spark with their enthusiasm and leave the audience with hope.

Michael Blackstock is an independent Indigenous scholar, past member of a UNESCO Expert Panel, and creator of the Blue Ecology methodology. His work is the inspiration for the Blue Ecology Institute.

Brian Carruthers is a respected, long time chief administrative officer in local government. He was an architect of the Cowichan Region’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program.

Richard Boase is facilitator extraordinaire for the Watershed Moments Series. In addition to his local government career, he is a founding Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability.
Kim Stephens
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Event Type: Seminar
Location: Online
Accredited: No
Certificate Provided: No
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