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Indigenous and Religious Views on Animals and Nature

Wednesday April 14 6.30-8.30 pm CET

Our relationship with the natural environment and animals has changed dramatically over time. In this webinar, we will discuss past patterns and future pathways with representatives of various indigenous cultures and religious beliefs. Learning from them about our relationship with animals may be a way we can begin to address the sustainability challenges we see today.

This webinar is free of charge, but you need to register by sending an email before 10th April to The link for the webinar will then be sent to you in due time.


18.30-19.15 Introduction and movie ‘Animals Are Running Away From Us’ by Pim Martens

19.15-19.30 Ruth Valerio – Canon Theologian Rochester Cathedral

19.30-19.45 Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq – Kalaallit Shaman from Greenland

19.45-20.00 Jayasinhji Jhala – Hindu Prince

20.00-20.30 Discussion and Q&A

“Lake Ontario Roamer". Animal History and the Ongoing Legacy of Jocko the Sea Lion

Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:00 – 21:30 CEST, Free Online Event

Keri Cronin, Brock University

During the summer of 1962 a sea lion named Jocko caused a media sensation when he escaped from a theme park in Ontario (Canada). For several months he evaded authorities and amateur rescuers as he swam in Lake Ontario, one of the world-famous Great Lakes. Jocko’s story of escape and eventual capture is not only interesting on its own–here we have an animal who is neither native nor invasive struggling to survive in a foreign environment–but it also provides a surprisingly relevant framework for thinking about marine mammals in captivity in this region of Canada nearly 60 years later


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