BLUE ECOLOGY IS A PATHWAY TO WATER RECONCILIATION: A panel comprising Michael Blackstock, Brian Carruthers and Richard Boase is primed to deliver the virtual seminar in a free-flowing format broadcast live via YouTube on February 23, 2023
Note to Reader:
On an interactive online broadcast via YouTube, Richard Boase will moderate a free-flowing conversation between Michael Blackstock and Brian Carruthers. To register, click on this link: https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2023/Blue-Ecology-Seminar
Blue Ecology is a Pathway to Water Reconciliation and Resilience at the Local Scale
Watershed Moments 2023 is designed to inform local government elected representatives about BLUE ECOLOGY, a pathway to “water reconciliation”. Blue Ecology is a water-first approach to interweaving Indigenous and Western perspectives. Oral history, land and water stewardship, and inter-generational baton. These are foundational pieces for water reconciliation.
During the evening of February 23rd — from 7PM until 9PM — the team of Michael Blackstock, Brian Carruthers and Richard Boase will seed the idea that hope lies within the sphere of local government, whether that be non-Indigenous or Indigenous. That is the scale where actions do matter. Richard Boase is the moderator for the Watershed Moments Symposia Series.
About the members of the Blue Ecology Panel
Michael Blackstock is an independent Indigenous scholar, past member of a UNESCO Expert Panel, and creator of the Blue Ecology methodology. His work is the inspiration for the Blue Ecology Institute.
Brian Carruthers is a respected, long time chief administrative officer in local government. He was an architect of, and staff champion for the Cowichan Region’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program.
Richard Boase is the moderator for the Watershed Moments Series. In addition to his local government career as an environmental champion, he is a founding Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability.
To Learn More:
The January 24, 2023 edition of Waterbucket eNews featured a preview announcement about the Blue Ecology Virtual Seminar. Download a PDF copy of A Pathway to Water Reconciliation and Resilience at the Local Scale.
It is published as part of the Living Water Smart in British Columbia Series.
The registration fee is nominal because it is based on cost recovery. The fee is $10 for First Nations, stewardship groups, and students; and $50 for those in local government. To register, click on this link:https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2023/Blue-Ecology-Seminar