Melanie Goodchild

The Office of Indigenous Engagement presents the third and final event in the 2023 Indigenous Knowledge Lecture Series, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability's Climate Conversations Speaker Series.
Join us to listen and learn from Melanie Goodchild sharing a presentation titled Niigani Miinigowiziiwin (We Give These Gifts to the Future). Goodchild will describe how to heal self and systems through a dibaajimowin (story) about her apprenticeship with complexity anchored in the principle of gidinawendimin (we are all related). 
April 4, 2023
noon - 1:30 p.m. MT

About the Speaker
Melanie Goodchild is moose clan Anishinaabekwe (Ojibway woman) from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Ketegaunseebee First Nations in northern Ontario. She is a PhD candidate in Social & Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Melanie is a systems thinking and complexity science scholar. She lives with her family in Baawaating (the place of the rapids) in Three Fires Confederacy territory, currently known as Sault Ste Marie. She is on faculty with the Wolf Willow Institute for Systems Learning, the Academy for Systems Change, and the Presencing Institute and teaches part-time at the University of Vermont.

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