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PFN Annual General Meeting – Relationality and Reciprocity within Traditional Ecological Knowledge
2022-03-10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The meeting will consist of an update on PFN business, the election of the next PFN board and a presentation by two guest speakers.
Join Maggie Cummings and Kelly King from the TRACKS Youth Program for a
presentation on how Indigenous understandings of reciprocity informs
regenerative ways of being in relationship to place and creation. They’ll
discuss how TRACKS embodies these understandings and works with youth to
encourage their connections with their responsibilities to the land.
Maggie Cummings is an Anishnaabekwe, Otter clan, from Wshkiigomaang (Curve
Lake First Nation). She completed her B.A. in Linguistics, with a minor in
First Nations and Indigenous Studies, at the University of British
Columbia. Maggie is passionate about Anishinaabemowin (the Ojibwe
language), language revitalization movements, and uplifting youth voices.
Youth are our future and Maggie is excited to help empower them on their
journey in the physical world.
Kelly King is a settler living in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. She has
maternal ancestral roots in Poland and Latvia, and paternal ancestral roots
in Scotland and England. Kelly graduated from Trent University with a B.A.
in Indigenous Studies (2014) and from York University with a Master’s
degree in Environmental Studies (2017). Her research focused on Indigenous
histories of place, as well as settler identities and responsibilities,
through community arts practices. Kelly is passionate about creating spaces
to engage youth with traditional ecological knowledge and ways of
connecting to the land and to each other.