Past Event

Indigenizing Conservation

April 12, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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Event Description

In the US, fortress conservation was not simply a means of managing land and natural resources, but also, as Theodore Roosevelt put it, part of “a mighty pulverizing engine to break up the Indian mass.” The settler colonial war against Indigenous Nations was also a war against the cultures and relations to land that sustained them. What characterizes Indigenous approaches to land stewardship, and what makes them irreconcilable with settler colonialism and capitalism? What conservation outcomes are these alternative approaches proving to yield? How are Indigenous culture bearers, archaeologists, and conservationists exposing the failures of current state and federal protocols for wildlife conservation, taking on the institutions and agencies tasked with preserving natural and cultural heritage, and pointing the way toward a more just and sustainable future for all?

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Natural History Museum, Vashon