From February 26th to March 2nd 2018 the first annual Preparing Our Home gathering took place on the beautiful lands of the Osoyoos Indian Band. We had an absolutely exceptional gathering with youth and community resilience leaders from Coast to Coast sharing their lessons and experiences with emergency management and disaster resilience.
This was a truly amazing week of learning, openness, and togetherness; a ‘life changing’ experience, as a participant from the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council put it. A participant from Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq said that “I was very blessed to come to your conference and I felt such a connection with everyone and the lands”.
As part of the conference we did media and communications training given its importance for emergency management and empowerment.
Here are some photos from the event and one of the ‘assignments’ where the participants were asked to share the atmosphere of the week.