Join Celeste Smith from Ga Gitigemi Gamik: We Will Plant Lodge and Cultural Seeds to learn more about using a Cultural Easement to develop land access agreements. Celeste has worked in partnership with land stewards Chuck and Linda Willson from RavensWing Farm on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island) to create a unique agreement based on the Indigenous treaty principles of relationship building. As the future home of Ga Gitigemi Gamik (We Will Plant Lodge), the site will host Indigenous women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ people to reclaim Traditional Ecological Knowledge and practices. In this workshop, Celeste will share her story and advice related to developing a Cultural Easement, including building effective relationships, models and precedents to follow, and what kinds of legal and professional resources are available and/or recommended to support both landowners and land seekers interested in exploring this model. Participants will also learn more about Ga Gitigemi Gamik and ways to become involved and support the project.
Duration: 73 min.
Available in: English, French