Initiatives of Change Australia (IofCA) in partnership with the Sustainable Architecture Forum at the Australian Institute of Architects (SAF@AIA) invite you to join in the Global Indigenous Conversation with Lewis Cardinal, a First Nations leader from Canada. Together with local First Nation leaders Uncle Shane Charles, and Alana Marsh, we will explore deep listening practices that nurture First Peoples’ voice in place-making. We hope you will engage with change-makers to understand the potential of urban learning landscapes that are sacred, inclusive, and regenerative.

Lewis Cardinal, a Woodland Cree First Nations leader from Alberta, Canada is the convenor of the Global Indigenous Dialogue. He is visiting with a team of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians to engage with Australians in our joint quest for justice, recognition, and a new understanding of reconciliation. Lewis is the project manager for Canada’s first urban Indigenous ceremony grounds. He will draw on the spiritual strength of his community’s elders and their practical experience of the long journey toward justice and healing.

Uncle Shane Charles, a Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri, and Boon Wurrung man is the Cultural Integrity Lead at IofCA and co-chair of Reconciliation Victoria.

Alana Marsh, Meriam woman, regenerative practitioner, and sharer of Wayapa Wuurrk.

Proceeds of tickets will go to support First Peoples Pathway, an initiative founded with Yorta Yorta Elder in-residence, Uncle Shane Charles.



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Sun 19 / Feb 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


The Capitol
113 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia


Concession TICKET: $25

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