Saturday September 16: Knowledge Circle in Gravenhurst
Who knows the Land? Who can speak for the Land? Who cares for the Land?
From The Land Between
Indigenous Talking Circles are an ancient and traditional way of sharing knowledge, finding solutions, and building community. This tool will be the central part of the Knowledge Circles Project, delivering a grassroots model of inclusive leadership across the region from Georgian Bay to the Frontenac Arch. This project will give a voice to the people and the land and will result in renewed relationships and capacity within our communities.
The people who work with the land know our land intimately. They also know that significant changes in our soil, water, and wildlife habitats are causing big problems for everyone living on the land. To find solutions to these problems, let’s call on our most experienced allies: farmers, hunters, anglers, loggers, beekeepers, gardeners, kayakers, and hikers…
Knowledge Circle events will be held in October and November of this year in four catchment areas across the region: in the west at Simcoe/Muskoka/Haliburton, centrally in Peterborough-Kawarthas and Hastings areas, and in the east at Lennox & Addington/Frontenac/Lanark. The goals of these Circle events are to share local knowledge, understand the conditions of the land, find cooperative solutions, and build capacity through new relationships. Citizens from all areas will be invited to participate. The knowledge of those who work on and with the land is invaluable and is of crucial importance to the process.
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At the Knowledge Circles you will make new friends and many with like concerns. There is no charge for these events, and lunch is provided. Space is limited, so register early!
LAND KNOWLEDGE CIRCLES WILL BE HELD ACROSS THE REGION ON SATURDAYS FROM 10AM TO 4PM
——September 16th Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, Terry Fox Room, 101 Centennial Dr.
—-October 14th Buckhorn Community Centre 1801 Lakehurst Rd.
—-October 28th Verona Lions Club 4504 Verona Sand Rd.
—-November 4th Madoc – Hastings Arts Centre 230 Durham St. South
For more information and to register contact us at:
www.knowledgecircles.ca – firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leora 705-457-4838
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