Quin is a two-spirited nehiyaw, from Onihcikiskwapiwinihk, (Saddle Lake), AB. They seek to create environments where indigenous thought and culture are taught as a way of life rather than an “alternative”.
Providing critical analysis of past and current systems, Quin seeks to provide youth both indigenous and non-indigenous alike with the tools to think globally about their purpose while acting locally.
Quin has worked locally within Edmonton with several non-profit organizations and has worked with youth and communities abroad. Utilizing collaborative facilitation techniques, they seek to promote a sense of curiosity within those they meet to help create life-long learners. Quin does this by finding the intersections where indigenous knowledge systems meet social innovation, allowing people to access the tools they need to reclaim their rightful place in their communities.

 

Workshop

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

This workshop examines Canada’s history with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), in comparison to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Keepers of the Athabasca will examine reasons Canada initially felt it could not sign on, continuing objections to the UNDRIP terms, and the lasting impacts on Indigenous Peoples in Canada due to this reluctance. Looking holistically at Canada’s record with the SDG’s in Indigenous communities, and Canada’s decision to sign on to UNDRIP, Keepers of the Athabasca hopes to help construct a pathway forward to future fairness and equity, which has not yet existed in our Country.

This workshop is co-hosted with Jule Asterisk, Interim Executive Director of Keepers of the Athabasca.

 

Look for this workshop in the Thursday Afternoon program at 2:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 Reduced InequalitiesAlberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for Goals