About the Conference

In recognizing the social and spiritual roots of the current global environmental crisis, we will gather to engage people with original teachings as medicine for restoring our sacred relationships with life, land, air and water. The conference goal is to create pathways for transformative action by honouring our diverse roles and shared responsibilities through knowledge collaboration across disciplines and traditions. The conference will empower participants by rebalancing principles, values, and revitalizing practices for the continuation and strengthening all Life.

This conference, the first of its kind in North America, will focus on bringing together Indigenous teachings and Traditional Knowledge with a specific focus on addressing complex environmental challenges. Conference participants will be engaged in keynote addresses, workshops, panel discussions, plenary sessions and break out action groups to learn from Indigenous Knowledge Holders and develop plans for addressing environmental issues. Re-igniting the Sacred Power of Creation will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous thinkers in the environment sector, Youth and Elders to create a unique dynamic not often experienced at academic conferences.



8 thoughts on “About the Conference

  1. Barbara Card April 7, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I have signed up as a volunteer Friday and Saturday. Will I be welcomed to join in on Sunday?


    • trentiess April 8, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      Hi Barbara, yes of course! You are welcome all weekend 🙂 thanks!


  2. Cheryl Lyon March 22, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Will you be posting info about Day passes? Thank you.


    • trentiess April 4, 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Did you see the information on the registration page? The details about costs and days are there, as well as the link to registering on eventbrite. Thanks for your question!


      • Andrea Prazmowski April 5, 2016 / 3:42 pm

        Hi — it’s really difficult to see that there is a link to the eventbrite Registration page — a friend couldn’t find it and I almost missed it twice. Can you change the colour of the words- — or even add the phrase “click here” so that it’s more obvious? Thanks!


      • trentiess April 6, 2016 / 2:07 pm

        will do- thanks for the feedback 🙂


  3. ryan wheatley March 22, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    This is amazing! I hope it becomes an annual event as I will be attending the IESS Program in September. Unfortunately I will be unable to attend this year as I will be on a placement in a wildlife reserve in South Africa. I wish you all the best!


    • trentiess April 6, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks for your excitement! Looking forward to meeting you in the fall when you join the IESS community 🙂


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