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Innovation in Adaptation Series: Bazile Panek & Ziigwanikwe Katy Bresette

May 14 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am

About the Event:

The Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is proud to sponsor a plenary session at the National Adaptation Forum, which will be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota from May 14-16, 2024. Bazile Panek of Good Sky Guidance and Ziigwanikwe Katy Bresette of Dynamite Hill Farms will discuss Indigenous knowledges in adaptation practice.

This conversation is part of the MW CASC’s Innovation in Adaptation speaker series, which aims to help adaptation researchers and practitioners and those in related fields learn from one another and share inspiring stories about purpose, meaning, and discovery. A more detailed description of the session will be shared soon.

Attend this session at the National Adaptation Forum on Tuesday, May 14 from 8:15 – 10:00 am CT.

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial convening for adaptation professionals to innovate, network, and focus on established and emerging climate adaptation issues of the day. The Forum provides opportunities for professional development through training sessions, facilitated presentations and panels, and formal and informal networking sessions.

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About the Speakers:

Bazile Panek

Bazile Panek is the Founder and CEO of Good Sky Guidance, a consulting firm specializing in using of Indigenous Knowledges in environmental initiatives and advising institutions on respectful tribal community engagement. His roots come from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe where he was born and raised. Bazile’s guiding intention in life is to “honor my ancestors and become an honorable ancestor for future generations.”

Ziigwanikwe Katy Bresette

Maangwan odoodeman, miskwaabekong odoonjibaa, Ziigwanikwe izhinikaazo. Ziigwanikwe (Katy Bresette) is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe from the loon clan in Northern Wisconsin. Ziigwanikwe has lived and worked in various communities as an Ojibwe educator. She now resides in Northern Michigan with her partner and their children, exploring Ojibwe food and life ways. She and her partner run Dynamite Hill Farms in their efforts to reclaim an Ojibwe centered way of life.