Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Workshops

Bridging Histories, Cultures, and Conservation: A Dialogue on Indigenous Stewardship and Land Trust Partnerships

Room: Usdan Daniel Family Commons
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

Join us for a unique “park bench” conversation as we delve into the intersection of Indigenous stewardship, cultural practices, and land conservation. Rahiem V. Eleazer, Environmental Liaison for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and Tobias Glaza, Director of Stewardship at Avalonia Land Conservancy, will engage in a thought-provoking dialogue. Explore the rich tapestry of Indigenous stewardship practices on tribal lands and the profound cultural connections to the environment. Gain insights into the historical significance of these lands and the ongoing efforts to preserve their integrity. Discuss opportunities for collaboration and partnership between tribal nations and land trusts, including access to land trust properties and the potential for mutually beneficial initiatives that honor Indigenous heritage while advancing conservation goals.

Presenter(s)

Rahiem V. Eleazer, Environmental Liaison, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Tobias Glaza, Director of Stewardship, Avalonia Land Conservancy

 

 

 

Resources and Handouts

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“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”

- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust


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