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Walking Together with Our Indigenous Relatives

Outdoor spaces at the University of Calgary are undergoing a transformation. Rather than a monoculture of mown lawn, expect to see more prairie grass, trembling aspens, edible, medicinal, hardy, pollinating and interdependent plant material along with hardscapes that collect and recycle rainwater and snow melt. Integral to these changes is ii’taa’poh’to’p, University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy. On April 28th, Jane Ferrabee, recently retired U of C Architect, will lead us on a journey of learning and compelling conversations. Join her as she talks about walking together in a good way with Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders while setting a framework for continued conversations.

Bio: Jane Ferrabee is a settler woman. She is a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, partner and friend living in Calgary. She is also a registered architect with over 35 years in the profession. While during most of her professional life she worked in private practices of various sizes, Jane most recently spent 10 years at the University of Calgary acting on their behalf to direct landscape and building design work done by others.

Growing up, Jane lived in many places, cultures and communities – experiences which strengthened her belief that wise decisions are informed by multiple perspectives.

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