Healing Relationships in Community and in Ourselves - Science and Nonduality (SAND)
Recorded March 27, 2021

Healing Relationships
in Community and in Ourselves

A Community Gathering with Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

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We invite you to join Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, the Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action for a donation-based community conversation, facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo.

We examined the beliefs and worldviews that have brought us the current climate crisis. We explored some of the differences between the indigenous and modern ways to be in relationship to ourselves, and to life.

Themes Explored

  • What does the current climate crisis reveal to us that we haven’t wanted to see?
  • What is the indigenous cosmology?
  • What are the indigenous ways of seeing and meeting this crisis?
  • What do those with western minds and ways need to unlearn?
  • What is the role of healing trauma and mending relationships at this juncture?
  • What is the “right relationship” with the Earth, and with life?


Eriel Tchekwie Deranger

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dënesųłiné mother from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action (ICA), an Indigenous-led climate justice organization in so-called Canada. Deranger is a member of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, and sits on various boards including Bioneers, It Takes Roots Leadership Council, Climate Justice Resiliency Fund Council of Advisors, the UK Tar Sands Network and WWF Canada; and a founding member of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus.

Deranger’s work focuses on Indigenous rights and building intersectional dialogue between Indigenous rights, climate justice and other social justice movements. She is recognized for her role in the international Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign and developing the Tar Sands Healing Walk. This includes developing one of the first Indigenous rights-based divest movements; lobbying government officials in Canada, the US, the UK and the EU; supporting and leading mass mobilizations against the fossil fuel industry & climate change; and bringing international recognition to issues in her territory with celebrities and politicians alike.

Deranger has written for the Guardian, Yellowhead Institute, The National Observer, Red Pepper Magazine; has been featured in documentary films; and is regularly interviewed for national and international media outlets.

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