By: Ted Norris, Urban Aboriginal Convenor, We Are Cities
Although each and every one of our five break out tables was amazing, as evidenced by the dozens of ideas that were presented and discussed, one of the tables stood out for the innovative way they adapted the Thinking Hats exercise.
Jaime Koebel, an Ottawa based artist – www.jaimekoebel.ca held the pen, literally, and these are her renderings of the great ideas generated by her table mates. The unique visual interpretation of each of the 5 Thinking Hat themes fit in well with the creative energy of this round table.
At the heart of each Hat are the thoughts, suggestions and hopes from an Indigenous – First Nation, Métis & Inuit -- perspective! Hats off (pun intended) to all active participants at the Ottawa Urban Aboriginal round table event.
Here's some photos capturing the creativity in the room: