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Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer: Mindlin Lecture on Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Submitted by Elissa Washuta on April 11, 2013 - 3:03am
Robin Kimmerer
Robin Kimmerer

UW Biology's 2013 Mindlin Lecture

Reciprocity and Restoration: Finding common ground between indigenous and scientific ecological knowledge

Dr. Robin W. Kimmerer Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY-ESF Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of indigenous peoples is increasingly being recognized by scientists and policy makers as a potential source of ideas for emerging models of sustainability, conservation biology and ecological restoration. TEK has value not only for the wealth of ecological information it contains, but for the cultural framework of respect, reciprocity and responsibility in which it is embedded. Finding common ground between indigenous and scientific principles of ecological restoration can couple the wisdom of TEK and the power of environmental science for shared goals of sustainability.

Monday, May 20, 2013, 5pm, Hitchcock 132

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