Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Castlegar campus - Sentinel wing, Room 113
Mir Centre for Peace
Rooted in the Past: Cultural and Ecological Values and Roles of Native Root Plants in the West Kootenay and Beyond
Instructor: Dr. Nancy Turner, Distinguished Professor and Hakai Professor in Ethnoecology, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
Drawing from decades of community-based research, Dr. Nancy Turner will share her immense knowledge and personal insights on the ethnobotany of the native plants that provided Indigenous Peoples and other long-term residents of the West Kootenay with highly culturally and ecologically important roots. This is a very special and rare opportunity to hear Canada’s preeminent ethnobotanist! Dr. Turner is a prolific author and public speaker and has received many honours including the Order of British Columbia, the Slow Food Award in Biodiversity, Bologna, Italy (2001); Member of the Order of Canada (2009); and Honorary Doctorates, Vancouver Island University and University of British Columbia (both 2011). This presentation is proudly supported and co-sponsored by the Kootenay Native Plant Society.
To Register: please call 250.365.1208
Cost: Suggestion donation $10 or $5 students/unemployed. All proceeds will be used to promote and advance the conservation, restoration, and education of local native root plants.