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VIU ElderCollege - FOOD PLANTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND FIRST PEOPLES (online)

Nov
19
When: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Attendance: Online/Virtual

Add to CalendarVIU ElderCollege - FOOD PLANTS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND FIRST PEOPLES (online)11/19/2022 10:00 AM11/19/2022 12:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverAbout The Talk Indigenous Peoples of Vancouver Island have, for thousands of years, relied on a wide range of plant and animal foods for their health and nutrition. These foods are also culturally important, as featured in people’s trade and exchange systems, and within Indigenous languages and stories. Many of these food species have been carefully tended and managed over countless generations. Recently, these foods have faced a range of threats, from industrial development and urbanization, to pollution and impacts of invasive species, exclusion of people from their homelands, and global climate change. Fortunately, ecocultural restoration holds promise for renewing and revitalizing many of these species. Presenter Dr. Nancy J. Turner, CM, OBC, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria Biography Nancy Turner, CM, OBC, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. She is an ethnobotanist who has worked with Indigenous elders and cultural specialists in western Canada for over 50 years, learning about traditional knowledge of plants and environments. She has authored and co-authored/co-edited over 30 books and over 150 book chapters and papers. She has received a number of awards including Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, and fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, as well as honorary degrees from VIU, UBC, UNBC and SFU. \n\nhttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/387175160327\nVirtual \n\nhttps://events.viu.ca/viu-eldercollege-food-plants-vancouver-island-first-peoples-onlinehttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/387175160327falseaYqCFcQpUzxLBYhTummH26494

About The Talk

Indigenous Peoples of Vancouver Island have, for thousands of years, relied on a wide range of plant and animal foods for their health and nutrition. These foods are also culturally important, as featured in people’s trade and exchange systems, and within Indigenous languages and stories. Many of these food species have been carefully tended and managed over countless generations. Recently, these foods have faced a range of threats, from industrial development and urbanization, to pollution and impacts of invasive species, exclusion of people from their homelands, and global climate change. Fortunately, ecocultural restoration holds promise for renewing and revitalizing many of these species.

Presenter

Dr. Nancy J. Turner, CM, OBC, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

Biography

Nancy Turner, CM, OBC, FRSC, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. She is an ethnobotanist who has worked with Indigenous elders and cultural specialists in western Canada for over 50 years, learning about traditional knowledge of plants and environments. She has authored and co-authored/co-edited over 30 books and over 150 book chapters and papers. She has received a number of awards including Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, and fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, as well as honorary degrees from VIU, UBC, UNBC and SFU.

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