Informing our understanding of conservation, biodiversity and natural sciences through Indigenous literature.
Explore Indigenous conservation through literature and conversation
Learn more about Indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge. Join our virtual book club where we will explore Indigenous knowledges and how they can inform and expand our understanding of conservation, biodiversity, natural sciences and wellness.
Sikwân (Spring) 2022
Our fourth Indigenous book club represents a full year of collectively learning about new perspectives. This time we zoom out to a larger vision and reforming our conservation practices to align with Indigenous worldviews described in Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science by Dr. Jessica Hernandez. We jump right into the book at the first meeting.
- March 21: Introduction
- April 5: Chapter 1 and 2
- April 19: Chapter 3
- May 3: Chapter 4 and 5
- May 17: Chapter 6
- May 31: Chapter 7
- June 14: Chapter 8
Past Book Clubs
Missed our first two book clubs? Check out these good reads on your own.
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Spirit Gifting: The Concept of Spiritual Exchange by Elmer Ghostkeeper
Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve Association
Have questions? Email Bob Montgomery, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator