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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Joe Akerman

Xwaaqw'um Project
Project Lead
Joe is of Cowichan and European descent. In his work with the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), and as a leader of the Protect Grace Islet Group and Xwaaqw'um Project on Saltspring Island, he has incorporated grassroots leadership, inclusivity and cultural connections to effectively mobilize and reach out to Indigenous communities, the public, government  to build lasting solidarity and support.