Date: April 21, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Speaker: Melanie Goodchild
Melanie will share stories about her work supporting a regenerative future for Indigenous communities through Turtle Island Institute (TII), a project on the Tides Canada shared platform. TII incorporates prophecies, Anishinaabe gikendaasowin (knowledge), and cultural approaches together with systems thinking, complexity and resilience thinking to imagine and build a future where all of these energies align. Blending tools for systems transformation together with a focus on personal growth and leadership, TII is leading work on healing self and systems to tackle intractable problems. What kinds of mushkiki (medicine) do we need to foster transformative innovations? Melanie works with various thought leaders to nurture their capacities for self-awareness and inner change.
Melanie Goodchild, moose clan, is a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation. She is a PhD candidate in Social & Ecological Sustainability at the University of Waterloo and is a Research Fellow with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation & Resilience (WISIR). She is the Founder and Co-Director of the Turtle Island Institute, a project on the Tides Canada shared platform. Melanie is a member of Faculty with the Academy for Systems Change in Boston, MA and the Systems Leadership Program at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity. She is an Ashoka Fellow and an International Women's Forum (IWF) Foundation Fellow alumna (2015/16), an executive leadership program sponsored by Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She is a proud member of the Iron Butt Association (IBA) riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle 1000 miles in 24 hours.