Relationship with Land Excursion

Relationship with Land Excursion

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Memorial Union

800 Langdon Street Madison, WI 53703 United States
Category: International Conferences

AEE International Conference Pre-Conference Event

Relationship with Land Excursion

Madison, Wisconsin | November 1 10am-4pm | Price: Suggested Donation of $25

Momenta staff will meet the group between 9:30 and 10:00 am by Peet's Coffee in the Memorial Union Building.

How do we ethically engage with the land? Join staff from Momenta Inc. (Treaty One Territory) to learn about how they engage with the land. Topics will include placemaking, truth telling, reconciliation, reflection and action planning. Momenta will share their two-eyed seeing model that brings together the Leave No Trace Principles and the Seven Grandfather Teachings called “Adventure for Good”. This workshop will be outdoors and experiential, participants should expect to have a shared experience on the land that will include activities and reflections about their past, present and future relationship with land. We ask participants to arrive with an open mind and curiosity to learn and grow.

We will be together from 10am – 4pm in natural spaces on the University campus. We will be journeying on foot and will have stops along the way. Participants should come prepared for the weather and bring their lunch, snacks & water for the day.   

Momenta staff will meet the group between 9:30 and 10:00 am by Peet's Coffee in the Memorial Union Building. We will leave at 10:00 and experience the following flow: 

Opening circle
Truth telling 
Adventure for Good Model  
Closing circle

We will end the day at 4:00 pm back where we started the day. 

Presenters: Adrian Alphonso, Lise Brown and Oliver Hill

Adrian: Band and Community Member of Waywayseecappo First Nation, is passionate about Indigenous perspective cycling programs and leads on Treaty One Territory land to honour truth and reconciliation. At Momenta, Adrian delivers inclusive, accessible outdoor programs to inspire a connection to land.

Lise: Facilitator and owner at Momenta; she began her career at camps in Manitoba as an outdoor educator and guide. Lise completed a Bachelor of Recreation and Masters of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and is a Forest School Practitioner and Trainer.

Oliver: B.A. in Adventure Education and is a certified Paddle Canada Instructor. Over the past 13 years, Oliver has worked in a wide range of environments providing instruction and outdoor education to young people. He is a new guest on Treaty 1 as of 2018.

Momenta Inc’s mission is to create experiences that discover strengths and foster growth. Momenta is a small, local business and a certified B Corporation, meaning we have met rigorous social and environmental performance standards, accountability, and transparency. We use current, best-practice research in youth development, social work, adventure therapy and experiential education to ensure that clients are safe, engaged, find meaning and feel challenged. We integrate a strengths-based perspective, Momenta’s values, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and radical acceptance in all aspects of the work done at Momenta.

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