Indigeneyez will walk us through the importance of our Connection to Land in this Part three of the IndigenEYEZ series. Hazel will take the time to highlight:
- Specific youth programs that inspire the desire to strengthen the relationship to the land and relatives
- Stepping into the collective responsibility owed to the land
- Our role as stewards in connecting to the land
Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation, this session’s Video is now available for viewing!
Some of the books that Hazel has mentioned include:
- Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- For Joshua by Richard Wagamese
- Islands of Decolonial Love: Stories & Songs by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Meet Our Presenter:
Hazel Bell-Koski, is a self-directed, steadfast woman of mixed Anishinabeg, Finnish, Irish, and English heritage. She holds a BFA in Film Studies from Ryerson University and has maintained a multi-disciplinary arts practice for over twenty years, including public exhibits, facilitation of inter-generational community storytelling and art-making circles, and professional experience as an multi-disciplinary artist, creative facilitator, and event coordinator.
She has extensive experience in working with diverse intergenerational communities. Giving her the capacity and awareness required to create and hold spaces of belonging and safety for groups of people, inviting at levels of creative confidence into a creative process.
Past partners include such organizations as the Toronto District School Board, Sketch Working Arts for Street Youth, Transformative Learning Centre at the University of Toronto, Toronto Public Libraries, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Rainforest Action Network, Green Peace, Grassy Narrows First Nation, Power of Hope, IndigenEYEZ, PORAMOR, and ALIVE in connection with Reconciliation in Action.
Her first language is colour.
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