Workshop Descriptions – Week 2

Indigenous Engagement

For webinar links, visit the special conference page and enter the password from your registration confirmation email.


Week 1: March 15–19 | 2: March 29–April 2 | 3: April 12–16 | 4: April 26–30


Tuesday, March 3o

9:00-10:15am – Full Moon Rising: An introduction to First Light

How do land trusts in Maine meaningfully engage issues of justice, equity and inclusion?  A significant effort, called First Light, is now in its third year of repairing relationships and sharing land and resources between land-holding organizations and Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet First Nations. We will explore what’s at stake and what’s to be gained through these efforts to engage differently and to share perspective and power. We’ll offer an overview of what land justice means for conservation, and we’ll explore efforts to relearn, repair and return at the speed of trust and why doing these is strengthening what conservation means now and in the future. 

Presenter: Peter Forbes

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Friday, April 2

8:30-9:00am – Virtual Coffee Hour and Affinity Group Discussions

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and sign on for a chance to chat with other conference participants. We’ll set up breakout rooms and participants will self-select which discussion to join. This session will be a Zoom meeting with a more interactive feel than the webinar sessions. Come join us!