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Upcoming Webinar: April 27th, 2022
Alberta Tomorrow and CPAWS Southern Alberta present:
Mistakes, Mitigations & Making Amends on the Land
Join Alberta Tomorrow and CPAWS Southern Alberta in the first of our four part Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Classroom Webinar Series for grades 4-12: Mistake, Mitigations and Making Amends on the Land!
This is your chance to ask questions from an ecologist (Matt Carlson), a watershed biologist (Amy McLeod) and a Blackfoot artist and environmentalist (Api’soomaahka, William Singer III).
Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-cQ5-DD2RfysVfJR4jeTJQ
Matt Carlson is an ecologist interested in applying a systems dynamics approach to communicate land use concepts and develop pragmatic solutions to natural resource management challenges. Over the past ten years, Matt has developed and applied simulation tools to explore the future effects of land use in a variety of landscapes from the Mackenzie Watershed in northwestern Canada to the Mbaracayu Biosphere Reserve in Paraguay. Recent projects have focused on applying ALCES to inform the development of land-use plans that appropriately balance ecological and socioeconomic objectives. Matt is also an ecologist for the Canadian Boreal Initiative, and has a Masters of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta. Matt lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children. When not at work Matt can be found running trails, or after his kids.
Amy McLeod is the Provincial Riparian Specialist and Eastern Slopes Program Coordinator for Cows and Fish. Amy has been with Cows and Fish for three years, she has a Master's of science, is a professional biologist, and has spent her career living and working on watersheds across Southern Alberta. When not working she is usually playing outside in the woods, mountains, and in, or by the water with her daughters.
Api’soomaahka (Running Coyote) – William Singer III is a member of the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy.
Named after his great, great uncle Running Coyote who was a Blackfoot warrior, he carries on his legacy by surviving in two worlds and maintaining the Blackfoot worldview. His main profession is as an artist/illustrator with 40 years of experience. His work is deeply rooted in the Blackfoot worldview and uses painting to teach. Along with his art, He devotes a lot of time being an entrepreneur and an environmental and political activist, utilizing Blackfoot Ecological Knowledge and protocol. Other areas of interest include food security and sovereignty, Blackfoot science and physics, watershed health and grassland restoration. Api’soomaahka has been involved in many spiritual, cultural events and activities and has always been an advocate for First Nations rights, knowledge and wellness. He currently operates Naapi’s Garden and Katoyiss Seed Bank and is a member Kainai Ecosystem Protection Association (KEPA) and the Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)