Training : Indigenous awareness and Collaborative research

BIOS² is offering a series of two webinars on Indigenous awareness and Collaborative research within indigenous context.

Indigenous awareness

Tuesday 21th April 2020, 13h30 – 15h00 EDT

Objectives:

  • Improve our understanding of the past and its impacts on our relations with Indigenous Peoples
  • Develop our knowledge and capacities to work against racism

During the webinar, we are going to: 

  • Make an overview of important historic events and their actual impacts on our relations with Indigenous Peoples (Indian Act, assimilation policies, boarding schools, etc.). 
  • Develop a better understanding of appropriate indigenous terminology.
  • Make an overview of important court cases and how they affect our work in indigenous territories. 
  • With reconciliation in mind, develop our awareness of persistent stereotypes, and discuss strategies to improve our relations with indigenous communities. 

Collaborative research within indigenous context

Thursday 23th April 2020, 13h30 – 15h30

Objectives:

  • Reflect on our research practices and how we can improve meaningful engagement with indigenous communities
  • Develop a better understanding of communities’ expectations towards researchers

During the webinar, we are going to: 

  • Discuss the necessity to involve communities and their knowledge within environmental research and management in Canada
  • Develop a better understanding of what meaningful engagement and incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge into research means at the community level : how to?
  • Discuss and debate about various methodologies to bridge indigenous and scientific knowledge.

Trainer:

The training will be given by Catherine-Alexandra Gagnon. Catherine has a deep interest in collaborative work with indigenous communities. She is particularly fascinated by the different potential avenues to bridge indigenous and scientific knowledge. She has a PhD in Environmental Sciences and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management from the Université du Québec à Rimouski, a bacchelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from McGill University and a Certificate in Indigenous Studies from the Université de Montréal. During her studies, she worked in collaboration with Inuit, Inuvialuit and Gwich’in Elders and hunters from Nunavut, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Registration: 

Online, open to all, registration required: bit.ly/BIOS2-TS-IndigenousContext

Places are limited

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