Cara McLaren, Media & Communications Coordinator

Cara McLaren, Media & Communications Coordinator

Cara

Cara is a student in the Media Techniques for Business program at BCIT in Vancouver, BC. Born and raised on beautiful Vancouver Island, Cara has always loved being surrounded by nature. She holds a deep appreciation for the importance of preserving our natural world for future generations. 

At BCIT, Cara has learned the importance of applying classic marketing techniques to modern brands. Cara helps businesses connect with their audience by helping to develop and execute their communication strategies. Her interest in media and communications stems from her passion for creating innovative ideas for bringing people together.

 

Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.