Fire and Ice Evening Dialogue

by The Rockies Institute

  • Friday, 21 September 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ADT)
  • Silver Tip Resort , Canmore , AB

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Fire and Ice is a unique dinner and dialogue evening that will foster new ways of thinking about wildfire. It will feature a keynote presentation from Toddi Steelman, PhD, Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Following the presentation will be a cross-cultural dialogue with Blackfoot knowledge-holder, Travis Plaited Head from the Kainai First Nation on how values shape decision-making on managing large wildfires that cross communities and cultures.

When it comes time to making tough decisions about what to protect in the line of fire - what motivates our decisions? Our planning? Large fires that cross jurisdictional boundaries are predicted to be the new norm, but what drives decision-making when officials are faced with large wildfires that cross national, provincial, state and even cultural boundaries?

The evening will include a cocktail reception, cash bar and buffet dinner.

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The evening will include a cocktail reception starting at 6 PM, cash bar and buffet dinner at 7:45 PM. Dr. Steelman's presentation will take place over dinner followed by an engaging dialogue and Q & A during coffee and dessert. The program will end around 9 PM. 

About the Speakers

Toddi Steelman - Dr. Steelman’s research spans many environmental and resource management issues, including forest management and planning. She is best known for her work on community adaptation to wildfires and how communities and agencies can interact for more effective wildfire management.

Travis Plaited Head - Travis is currently Executive Director of Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society and Leader of the centuries-old Sacred Horns Society of the Blood Reserve. This society is an informal governance system that carries traditional authorities for various societies and their practices within the Blackfoot culture.

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Silver Tip Resort
Canmore , AB

21 September 2018
Friday, 21 September 2018 6:00 PM (ADT)


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About This Charity

The Rockies Institute (TRI) is a charitable organization with a mission to help communities build resilience to climate change. Our projects build bridges between knowledge and action. Focus areas include Indigenous communities and mountain regions. TRI is a UNFCCC accredited organization and member of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Mountain Partnership.