With Jacob Crane and Kim Haxton
June 30 – July 4, 2023
Cortes Island, British Columbia
This event is by invitation only
Replenish: A Gathering For Indigenous Climate, Water, and Land Defenders 2023 is a five-day invitation-only, Indigenous-led gathering to seek and find pathways that bring healing, inspiration, connection, and collaboration to Indigenous knowledge keepers including Elders, land, water, climate defenders, and young change-makers from across Turtle Island and parts of the Global South.
This gathering is committed to solutions centered on the voices, needs, and leadership of Indigenous folk who have been disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis.
The gathering is being shaped with great intention and care by a Steering Committee composed of Kim Haxton (IndigenEYEZ) and Jacob Crane (Indigenous Climate Action) and advised by Indigenous leaders and partners.
It will be guided by the four principles of recognition, respect, reciprocity, and responsibility. The event is a small but important step in Hollyhock’s journey to right relations and a progression of our climate work. Relationships take time, trust, and dedication to build.
Through the creation, curation, and hosting of climate gatherings, we have realized that to effectively address climate change, solutions must target the ongoing drivers and root causes of the crisis, like colonialism, which continues its onslaught to this day. In 2022, our Climate for Change gathering convened and (re)connected a diverse group of Indigenous, grassroots, and sectoral leaders to identify and pursue bold steps that would bring about a safe and just climate future.
Kim Haxton will guide and create a caring container for this gathering through her deep knowledge of healing, decolonizing, and connecting to land by focusing on the Seven Salves for Healing.
The Seven Salves for Healing are:
- Story telling
- Connection to nature
This medicine will begin to:
- Strengthen connections with land, water, people, and nature through ceremony
- Foster pathways based on Indigenous values and practices to build relationships and alliances between individuals and Nations
- Inspire, regenerate, and offer rest to the spirits of those who work tirelessly to protect and restore planetary health and community well-being
- Create tools to bring back to others to offer security and enhanced capacity for community care