August 25 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Cost: FREE

The IPCA Knowledge Basket is a digital space created to honour, celebrate, and catalyze Indigenous-led conservation pathways in Canada, including Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). The IPCA Knowledge Basket holds stories, videos, songs, government reports and policies, academic articles, resources, and artwork.

A legacy initiative of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership, the IPCA Knowledge Basket is a digital platform for reciprocal knowledge-sharing and collaborative learning in the spirit of ‘We Rise Together’. It was designed through a Two-Eyed Seeing approach to weave a diversity of resources and knowledge together in one place, while elevating Indigenous knowledge systems and supporting Indigenous-led conservation.

Join us for a conversation with the IISAAK OLAM Foundation about how this exceptional resource came into being and how it can support Indigenous nations and their allies in their conservation efforts.

Registration is free and the event will be hosted through Zoom Webinars. Please note, all participants will receive a confirmation email and link to join the webinar from Zoom.

All registrants will be provided with a link to the recording and the presentation slides following the webinar.



Presented by:

Dr. Soudeh Jamshidian

Dr. Jamshidian is an IPCA Knowledge Basket Coordinator and Director of Education and International Relations/ IISAAK OLAM Foundation.

Dr. Soudeh Jamshidian is a passionate leader, experienced in crafting dynamic and creative solutions for addressing environmental and social justice challenges. She is a strategic problem solver experienced in policy design, community engagement, research, and education. Her life journey has taken her to Iran, India, Afghanistan, Mali, and Canada to collaborate with local communities, policy makers, international organizations, and academics for conservation and resource management initiatives. She has worked as a project manager, designer, and consultant for UNDP, IUCN, UNEP, IIED, and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCA) Consortium.

Eli Enns

Eli is President of IISAAK OLAM Foundation, and a member of the Leadership Circle for the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership.

Eli Enns is an internationally recognized expert in Indigenous-led conservation. From Tla-o-qui-aht Nation on his father’s side, and of Dutch Mennonite heritage on his mother’s side, Eli promotes holistic solutions for community and ecosystem health and well-being. With a background in political science, Eli is a ‘Nation-builder’ with values and approaches rooted in Indigenous economic theory and practice. Eli supports Indigenous Nations across Canada to advance their conservation efforts via his roles with the IISAAK OLAM Foundation and the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership.