Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024, Wesleyan University

Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown

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Honoring Indigenous Wisdom: Land Stewardship and Community Connection

Room: Fayerweather 106
Intro Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level

This workshop invites participants to envision a future where Indigenous wisdom guides land stewardship practices, fostering meaningful connections between people and the land. Join Clan Mother Shoran Waupatukuay Piper, Tribal Head Leader of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe, in exploring Indigenous perspectives on land and community. Through storytelling and reflection, Clan Mother Piper will share the joys, griefs, wisdom, and spiritual presence experienced by her community in relation to their lands. Participants will gain insights into the deep connections between Indigenous peoples and the earth and consider how to honor and respect these relationships on land trust properties.


Clan Mother Shoran Waupatukuay Piper, Tribal Head Leader, Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe

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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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