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European Tour 8 - Home

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We are home.

Upon my return to the Yukon, I have had further opportunity to reflect and digest the significance of our European journey. In sharing with so many people and learning about the challenges facing great cities, I come away with increased gratitude for the brilliant quiet of late winter.

March is...

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European Tour 6 - Science, Reindeer and Knowledge from Sweden

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Our visit to Stockholm was short and enjoyable. It is much like a Canadian city – busy, vibrant, full of familiar and novel shops, candy and chocolate. After spending time in southern Europe, it was comforting for our family to put on our coats and see ice amongst the pine trees.

My...

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European Tour 3 - Taking Time To Reflect

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I recently put a lot of effort into preparing for my trip to Europe and thinking about the messages I would like to share. I spent time in the forest, reading my ancestors’ stories, talking with my people, keeping up with the news, staying active, eating well and overall just trying to acknowledge my whole self...

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European Tour 2 - The Importance Of Being Whole

Published by Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Original post found at: Jocelyn Joe-Strack: The Importance Of Being Whole - The Gordon Foundation

I have been invited by the Canadian Embassies to Spain, Sweden, Germany and France to share my understanding of the Indigenous perspective of climate change. For the month of February, I will travel in Europe with my husband, Scott, three-year old Lyla Jane and baby Eleanor Mbay. Beyond sharing my knowledge, I will also deepen and broaden my...

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European Tour 1 - An Invitation to Europe

Published by Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Original post found at :Jocelyn Joe-Strack: An Invitation To Europe - The Gordon Foundation

 

Ayinji Daqualama uye. My name is White Mother – Jocelyn Joe-Strack. My father is Willie Joe of Chu’ena – Singing Waters – Hutchi, Yukon. His parents are Chief Hutchi Joe of Chu’ena and Sadie Stevens of Äshèyi-Aishihik, Yukon. My mother is Jane Strack of Vancouver, British Columbia...

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