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Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate (Nov 30 Vancouver BC Canada)

  • First Nations Longhouse, Sty Wet Tan, The Great Hall 1985 West Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Canada (map)

Date and Time: Thursday November 30, 2017, 2:30-4:00 pm
Location: First Nations Longhouse
Cost: FREE

Description: Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate
How can traditional knowledge systems help with future climate change?
UBC Botanical Garden, the First Nations House of Learning and the UBC Faculty of Science are pleased to present “Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate” with Dr. Nancy Turner.

The climate is changing faster than we are and urgent action for mitigation and adaptation solutions are needed. This presentation invites ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner to share her stories of the intersection between traditional knowledge systems and climate change solutions. The talk will explore Indigenous knowledge, innovation for climate change, biodiversity and food security strategies at local and global levels.

Dr. Nancy Turner has spent her career working closely with First Nation Elders, her teachers, collaborators and friends to record their knowledge and understanding of ecology, resources and plants. She is Professor Emeritus in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and has numerous awards and publications. She completed her PhD at UBC Botanical Garden in the early 1970s with Dr. Roy Taylor. She shares her received teachings from Indigenous elders and communities showcasing examples of First Nations use of resources and technologies for food, shelter and medicines.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: UBC Botanical Garden reserves the right to cancel any event should the event not reach 25% capacity 5 days before. In the event that an event is cancelled, UBC Botanical Garden will offer the option of transferring to another event, or obtaining a full refund. All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting A $5 processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.