Creating Ethical Spaces: Opportunities to Connect with Land for Life and Learning in the NWT
Chloe Dragon Smith is a 2018-2019 Jane Glassco Northern Fellow.
She was born and raised in Yellowknife, NWT. Of Dënesųłiné, French, and German heritage, she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land.
She is keenly interested in working with people on the social/cultural benefits of the natural world, particularly where those values meet science and conservation. Chloe believes that relationships with the land are important for the health of individuals, the Earth, and our relationships with each other.
Chloe’s policy paper, Creating Ethical Spaces: Opportunities to Connect with Land for Life and Learning in the NWT, presents opportunities to expand and integrate on-the-Land learning into daily life in the NWT.
The Gordon Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to protecting Canada’s water and empowering Canada’s North. Since 2010, The Foundation’s Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship has been providing northerners aged 25 to 35 with a unique opportunity to influence change in the North by participating in an 18-month policy and leadership development program.