Venus Kagabo, Environmental Administrative Assistant
B.A. Psychology Student
Venus is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. After coming across Iron & Earth, she felt as though being a part of the organization was something she was meant for. Venus works alongside the rest of the amazing administrative team to support its team members and is dedicated to helping the organization reach its goals through her role. Climate change and global warming have already had a devastating impact on the world. Venus hopes that through her role with Iron & Earth, she can help bring awareness to the issue and facilitate change nationally and globally to make the world a better place for future generations.
In her free time, Venus enjoys playing with her puppy Beau, weightlifting, listening to music, and reading!
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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.