My name is Avery Velez, and I am a Mi’kmaw PhD student in the Transdisciplinary Sustainability program at Grenfell. In the Winter 2024 semester, I will be working on developing a new Special Topics course for the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy program in Grenfell Campus’s Environmental Policy Institute on the topic of Indigenous/Mi’kmaw perspectives on sustainability, to be delivered in Fall 2024. In partnership with the St. George’s Hub, I will engage with Mi’kmaw community members across the island of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) to ensure that the course is developed according to community values and priorities. We will engage with Mi'kmaw youth, Elders, community members, and chiefs to discuss their understandings of sustainability, their priorities for sustainability education, and their ideas for appropriate and meaningful on-the-land engagements.
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