Erynne M. Gilpin (Ph.D. of Indigenous Governance) is a mixed Saulteux-Cree Métis/Filipina/Celtic rock climber, climate & wellness activist and birth-doula from Treaty 5 Manitoba, Canada. She is the founder of Indigenous Womxn Climb. She works to support Indigenous communities to access rock climbing in ways which reflect cultural protocols, land-based values and wellness governance practices. She also works in many different spaces to educate non-Indigenous communities and climbers about Indigenous relational protocols to Land/Waters, including issues pertaining to place, power, privilege in outdoor sports/industry and representation, unpacking colonial impacts in Indigenous health, wellness and governance, and authentic community-led and self-determined story-telling through film, media and other creative interruptive tools within climbing consciousness. She is also a huge Sci-fi nerd, popcorn-addict and prefers animals to people.
Red Earth | Red Body: Indigenous Land Knowledge, Protocol and Outdoor Relations
This workshop is an opportunity to engage in topics around Indigenous Land Protocol and relational governance in the outdoors. How can the way we access the outdoors be informed by local governance practices that reflect place-based knowledge and protocols? How can we learn more about where we climb, ski, bike or board and learn more about land-permissions, and building relations beyond reconciliation and into transformation? How can we reconsider our own relationship to the outdoors through an Indigenous lens?