Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Land and Conservation (FULL)

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Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Land and Conservation (FULL)

January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Please join us online for an Environmental Issues Discussion on Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Land and Conservation. We are honored to have: Arlana Bennett, Anishinaabe and Shoal Lake 40 First Nation member, and Pam Beebe, Kainai First Nation to chat with us about land, land rights and conservation. Pam and Arlana will be chatting about the Indian Act & Treaties and how they affected land and land rights. We will also be hearing about critical Indigenous feminist perspectives on land use, management, rights and access; Indigenous women’s gendered relationship to land use; Impacts of historical and ongoing colonization to Indigenous women’s relationship to land; and re-centering women’s authority as land/water protectors by drawing on Indigenous “legal” traditions.

Pamela Beebe is from Kainai Nation, married to Tito for 17 years, who is from both the Chippewa Cree & Tohono O’odham Nations, in the USA.  They have two teenagers in high school and have lived in Treaty 7 for several years.  Pamela has a Bachelor of Science degree, a Doctor of Chiropractic (no longer in practice in AB) and is currently employed at the City of Lethbridge as the Indigenous Relations Coordinator.  Her and Tito have both volunteered for several non-profit organizations and enjoy creating short films.  Pamela loves reading, traveling, attending Pow-wows & gatherings.  All of her parents attended Residential School and spoke Blackfoot.  Her mother, Elizabeth Big Head, is a respected Elder in her home community.

Arlana Bennett (Redsky) is Anishinaabe and a member of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and a faculty member of the Summer Internship Program for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING Canada). Arlana has received the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation research on the social, cultural, and political aspects of Chronic Wasting Disease management in Alberta, Canada. Her M.Sc. thesis, written in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, focused on expert perceptions regarding cervid (deer, moose, elk, caribou) management in Alberta. Arlana’s current areas of research and specialization include wildlife disease management, wildlife conservation, Indigenous harvesting rights, posthumanist ecology, and historical-contemporary multi-species entanglements in the Colonialocene.

This workshop is now full. We will record the session and make it available on our channels at a later date. 


January 20, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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