Past Event

First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants

November 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Event Description 

This symposium will bring together Indigenous environmental experts from the United States and Canada to discuss how Native communities are researching and addressing threats to their lands from extractive industries, pollution, and climate change. The speakers will share Native understandings of the medicinal and nutritional value of plants and models of ethical and sustainable land use. They will also suggest how botanical gardens can learn from Indigenous plant experts in a spirit of respect and reciprocity and in full recognition of the ways in which these institutions have supported and profited from colonialism in the past. The event will consider how to build a just alliance with Indigenous scholars to work together with due humility toward a more sustainable relationship with plants.

Event Speaker

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Event Information

Free and open to the public, registration required. please visit the event webpage for additional information. Hosted by the New York Botanical Garden.