MMLT AGM with Guest Speaker Rick Beaver

MMLT AGM with Guest Speaker Rick Beaver

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Location: MMLT Offices, 10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place


6:30-6:45 pm: Arrival at MMLT office
6:45 pm: Special presentation by Rick Beaver
8 pm: AGM

Special Presentation: Gidinawendimin – We Are All Related: Anishinaabe Perspectives on our Relationships with Earth by Rick Beaver – artist, ecologist, and author. Stemming from the traditional teaching regarding our responsibility to 7 generations in the future, the concept of “gidinawendimin” becomes an all-important consideration guiding our activities, particularly with respect to our pathway on Earth. Future generations will live with the consequences of our decisions. As we are currently witnessing, not invoking this teaching has led to many of the environmental challenges humanity now faces. Traditional wisdom, shared across many generations, should guide our future: the definition of this, how it works and how it is different than western science will be discussed in this inspiring presentation.

Cost: FREE to MMLT members in good standing. If you are not currently a member, you can join or renew your membership here or call us at 613-253-2722

Register: Click HERE to secure your ticket to the AGM.

Click here to access the AGM Package (PDF) and here for the 2023 Annual Report.

About Rick Beaver: Rick Beaver is Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe and resides on Alderville First Nation Reserve in Central Ontario. Although he has been creating works of art professionally for over 45 years, Rick is a trained wildlife biologist who has worked with endangered species, places, and programs across Canada. Most recently, he was the Research and Restoration Coordinator for Alderville First Nation’s black oak prairie/savanna projects. Additionally, he has edited and published several books on his community’s history and environment, and has contributed pieces for magazines, books, and periodicals in both Canada and Mexico. Rick was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Trent University in 2011. He brings a unique perspective on humanity’s relationship with the land and the life it supports. In retirement, he continues to teach, consult, and advise in the areas of art, culture, and the environment.