An OWAA 'Off the Record' event in Missoula, Montana.
An OWAA ‘Off the Record’ event in Missoula, Montana. Photo by Chez Chesak.

OWAA conferences and events include: 

  • An annual, in-person conference (generally in the June/July time frame)
  • A series of webinars throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 P.M. Eastern (followed by a casual social hour for those that would like to stay on to chat and network)
  • A series of ‘WOW’ (Women Outdoor Writers) virtual gatherings on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 P.M. Eastern
  • As needs dictate, there are occasional virtual conferences as well

Non-members that attend OWAA conferences and events and then decide to join OWAA later can have the registration fee for the event attended subtracted from the price of their annual dues.

OWAA Webinar - Outdoor Writing from an Indigenous Lens

2/1/2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

Tips for Outdoor Writing Informed By Indigenous Perspectives

Join the leaders of Aurora Heat for a presentation that will unpack Indigenous perspectives on sustainability and Indigenous-ways of cultivating harmonious relationships with the Land, animals and plant life. This presentation is designed for outdoor writers who are seeking to develop their understanding and cultural sensitivities surrounding the Indigenous lands they live, work and play. 

Learn from Indigenous perspectives on:

  • What it means to live in harmony with the Land and Nature 

  • What it means to be in relationship with the Land 
  • Why it’s important to understand Indigenous ways of knowing and being
  • How Indigenous perspectives on sustainability can offer better ways forward

The speakers will also provide practical guidance on engaging and with Indigenous brands.


About the Speakers

Brenda Dragon, President & Founder

Brenda is of Densuline-Metis and French Canadian heritage born and raised in Fort Smith, NWT. Growing up as the daughter of a trapper in a subarctic climate in Canada’s Boreal Forest, Brenda learned Indigenous languages of the Land from a young age. This formed her love for the Land and fuels her passion for sustainable business practices that cultivate abundance in Nature.

Sean Myomi Hougan, Head of Revenue & Operations

Sean works closely with Brenda to grow Aurora Heat. A settler of Japanese and Scandinavian descent, Sean is passionate about contributing to social enterprises that seek to solve social and environmental issues. Passionate about Indigenous ways of knowing and being, Sean believes that these perspectives offer solutions for the environmental decay caused by humans.

About Aurora Heat

Aurora Heat offers long-lasting, biodegradable, and sustainably-sourced fur warmers that effectively use your own body heat to keep you warm. Made by Indigenous Artisans in Northern Canada, Aurora Heat™ warmers are made primarily of beaver furs from the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program™. This program helps to preserve the cultural heritage of Northern Indigenous Trappers and ensures all fur is wild, exceeding strict standards under International Trade Regulations.

Designed, tested and crafted in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories for nature lovers of all ages, Aurora Heat envisions a world where we live in harmony with nature and look to the Land to provide for our basic needs. Learn More at

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