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PLENARY: Restoring Right Relationship with WATER
Monday, 20 June 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
During this plenary Pat McCabe and Anne Poelina will share their wisdom, experience and insights around the following questions:
- How can we restore the right relationship with the Foundation of Life: WATER?
- Why is this so important?
- How can we unite as humanity to take this forward?
Presenters: Pat McCabe and Professor Anne Poelina
Pat McCabe, or Woman Stands Shining, is a Native American elder whose work explores the meeting point between ceremony and deep social healing. Pat was born into the Dine (Navajo) nation, and has also received a spiritual training with the Lakota tradition. She travels and teaches widely on the indigenous science of Thriving Life. Her work seeks to revivify human knowledge and meaning-making, by restoring the holistic knowledge practices known to indigenous people. “To be the disembodied intellect and observer rather than passionate participant, and harmonious co-Creator, has led to a great mis-understanding of who we are, where we are, and how it is.”
Anne Poelina is the Co-Chair of Indigenous Studies and Senior Research Fellow NulunguInstitute, University of Notre Dame is a Nyikina Warrwa Indigenous woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Chair, Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council, Anne is an active community leader, human and earth rights advocate, and film maker. Anne holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Indigenous Wellbeing), Doctor of Philosophy (First Law), Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Master of Education, Master of Arts (Indigenous Social Policy). Signatory to the Redstone Statement 2010 she helped draft at the 1st International Summit on Indigenous Environmental Philosophy. A Peter Cullen Fellow for Water Leadership, she was awarded a Laureate from the Women’s World Summit Foundation (Geneva,2017).
Anne believes we can dream together, as human beings, and start to live in harmony with each other and with our non-human families. Otherwise, Mother Earth will be lonely without the vibrations of human beings!