Seventy (70) Indigenous environmental leaders from over twelve First Nations have gathered during NACELE workshops, sharing innovative methodologies, examples, strategies and tactics to strengthen sovereignty and regenerate traditional knowledge. NACELE participants, from Canada and the United States, comprise Indigenous academics, tribal government members, Indigenous governance officials, and environmental practitioners and activists. They include representatives of Eat Your Heritage, a Guamanian movement for cultural revitalization through food sovereignty, and, with a regional focus on Northeastern First Nations for NACELE 2015, participants from Mohawk, Cree, Innu, Huron, and Abenaki Nations.
The Network’s resource people include outstanding academics, professionals, artists, and activists who together represent an extraordinary diversity of backgrounds and experiences. To ensure continuity in mentoring and to allow personal relationships to develop organically, resource persons usually participate in our summer and regional academies for at least one week, some even staying on for the duration of the course. [see full list here]
Core faculty comprises organisers from Global Diversity Foundation and resource people who, since the inaugural Global Environments Summer Academy in 2011, have taken on continued and dedicated roles in GEN activities and initiatives. [see full list here]