Photo credit to: Josh Neufeld/Gathering Voices Society
Insights for building an Indigenous-led fire stewardship program and building community evaluation measures. The work draws from the Yunesit’in Quen program in central British Columbia.
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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 (PST)
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Online via Zoom
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About the Presenters:
William Nikolakis is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia where he focuses on Indigenous led environmental stewardship. He also works with the Gathering Voices Society, which works with Yunesit’in First Nation to conduct fire stewardship on their lands.
Russell Myers Ross is from Yunesit’in, part of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. He holds a Master of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. He has finished two terms, eight years as the Chief of Yunesit’in Government. In that term, he developed a partnership with Gathering Voices Society to work on fire stewardship as a proactive means to address climate change and prevent large scale fires, which affected the Tsilhqot’in Territory in 2017. (Photo credit for Shannon Lough )
- Gathering Voices Society – Website
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