Prajna Nayak, Student Researcher
My name is Prajna Nayak and I am more than excited to be the student researcher at Iron & Earth. I am currently studying at the University of British Columbia pursuing my Undergraduate degree. I have worked with several sustainable projects and NGOs in the past and look forward to contributing to Iron & Earth in any way possible.
Born in India and brought up in Kenya, I have witnessed different environments and cultures across the globe. Throughout my youth, I developed a deep rooted connection with Mother Earth and yearned to give back to the community whilst respecting culture and traditions.
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Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism.
It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.
We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.
We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.