As people-centred organizations and businesses, co-operatives are called to action to reflect on what inclusion really is. How does it show up in our governance and management practices? What policies, procedures, conversations, and practices should we be considering when trying to build more inclusive co-ops? The webinar is the first in a two-part series.
Dr. Priscilla Settee is a member of Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nations and a Professor of Indigenous Studies where she teaches courses on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Social Economies, University of Saskatchewan. She has won recognition nationally and internationally for her work on Indigenous knowledge systems that spans several continents. She was awarded a Global Citizen’s award by Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation, was twice nominated for a teaching excellence award by her students, and has also been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee award for contributions to Canada. Settee serves on the Seed Change Canada and Culture Conservancy(US) boards and is a David Suzuki Fellow.
Dr. Isobel Findlay is a professor emerita, Department of Management and Marketing, and Fellow in Co-operatives, Diversity, and Sustainable Development, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan. She has been University Co-Director of the Community-University Institute for Social Research, U of S, since 2011, and associate member of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers. A proud recipient of a University of Saskatchewan Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award, she is also co-winner of the Saskatchewan Book Awards Scholarly Writing Award, for Aboriginal Tenure in the Constitution of Canada.