“To Get More Harvest”: Traditional Plant Management Systems of Northwestern North America by Speaker: Dr. Nancy J. Turner Distinguished Professor Emeritus School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada.

Speaker: Nancy Turner is an ethnobotanist whose research integrates the fields of botany and ecology with anthropology, geography and linguistics, among others. Nancy has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists for over 50 years, collaborating with Indigenous communities to help document, retain and promote their traditional knowledge of plants and habitats. She is interested in the traditional knowledge systems and traditional land and resource management systems of Indigenous Peoples, particularly in western Canada. Dr. Turner has authored over 30 books and over 150 book chapters and papers. She has also received a number of awards for her contribution, including the Social Sciences’ Canada Prize in the Social Sciences for Ancient Pathways. Her interests also include the roles of plants and animals in narratives, ceremonies, language and belief systems.

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