Building Peace Piece by Peace
Martina Paloheimo is a Mediator and Peacebuilder
Martina specializes in social conflict and restorative justice in the resource sector. She is currently based in Canada and has worked in social conflict resolution in Brazil, Belize, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru, Palestine, Ireland and Canada.
Martina has been working to bridge understanding between Indigenous Knowledge and Western Perspectives in the resource sector in Canada and Latin America since 2012
Martina has worked with the Glen Cree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Mercy Corps, The City of Mississauga and currently is Head Bridge-Builder for the Global Indigenous Development TrustCatch up on what Martina's doing!
Devoted to the Philosophy and Practice of Peace and Reconcilation
With a B.A.(honours) in Philosophy and Environmental Studies (Dalhousie University, Halifax 2009), Masters in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin (2011), and an Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University, she is seeking to add to the body of knowledge and practice of Human Geography as a PhD candidate at Queens University Kingston (2023).
Mediator, Arbitrator, Peacebuilder
Martina works for harmony in conflict, peace in strife and resolution through effective communication
Currently, her research is focusing on exploring Mi’kmaw Elder Albert Marshall’s ethical framework “Two-Eyed Seeing (TES)” in the context of the resource sector. This framework highlights the importance of Indigenous and Western knowledge systems working together, using the strength of each in harmony, respect, and love to promote integrative science for sustainable development. Her research is focusing on the utilization of Two-Eyed Seeing as a tool to resolve conflicts (violent and cultural) over resources between Indigenous rightsholders (i.e., United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples) and stakeholders (i.e., industry and government).Get Started Resolving a Conflict