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Building a Foundation for Reconciliation: The Role of Architecture, Engineering and Construction in Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

September 30, 2021

Presented by the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) Economics, Infrastructure and Finance Stream, Building a Foundation for Reconciliation is a two-hour virtual mini-conference, co-hosted by RJC Engineers, the IISAAK OLAM Foundation and the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership. It will be held on Sept. 30 to acknowledge and support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This foundational session will explore how architecture, engineering and construction can honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) calls to action by supporting Indigenous-led conservation. It will help industry professionals understand how reconciliation relates to IPCAs and how they can support their establishment.

There will be significant time for discussion and questions with the panelists:

  • Eli Enns, co-founder and CEO of the IISAAK OLAM Foundation and Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership Leadership Circle Member.
  • Eric Wilson, design engineer with RJC Engineers and PhD candidate at the University of Victoria.
  • Kear Porttris, director of Indigenous relations with QM Environmental.

Sponsors include AES Engineering and AME Group. Registration is free via the link below.

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