Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self (DoTS) - Episode 6

Oct 15, 2019

Melanie Goodchild is our special guest speaker in the next interactive online dialogue with Otto Scharmer, on the topic of Indigenous Wisdom and the Civilizational Shift from Ego to Eco.

We are thrilled to announce that Melanie Goodchild, Founder of Turtle Island Institute, will be our next guest speaker for the next October episode of our interactive online Dialogue series, hosted by Otto Scharmer.

Episode #6 of DoTS (Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self), “Indigenous Wisdom and the Civilizational Shift from Ego to Eco” will take place on:


Mon 28 Oct 2019 - 11:00am-12:15pm EDT
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Melanie Goodchild, is Anishinaabe (Ojibway), from Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation in northern Ontario, Canada.  She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social & Ecological Sustainability in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and a Research Fellow with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation & Resilience (WISIR).  Melanie is the Founder of Turtle Island Institute, a global Indigenous social innovation think and do tank.  In her work, she weaves together her unique perspective of Anishinaabe gikendaasowin (knowledge) with systems thinking, complexity theory and social innovation to address our society’s most intractable problems.  Melanie believes in the teaching methods of her ancestors, in “coming to know” on the land, and so she supports initiatives that seek to connect people to ceremony, story, art, language and place.  

Here is a video about the Turtle Island Institute:


You can find more information on previous episodes of the Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self on this page.

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