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First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants (Nov 13th 2020)

First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants is convened by the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute in partnership with Yale University and the Mellon Foundation. It forms part of The Order of Multitudes: Atlas, Encyclopedia, Museum, a collaborative project that examines the long and varied history of attempts to collect and manage information and generate synthetic, inclusive knowledge.

Moderator: Zoe Todd (Métis/otipemisiw) from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), Alberta, Canada, artist and Assistant Professor at Carlton University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Special Remarks
Joe Baker
, Executive Director of the Lenape Center, NY, and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, CT. Enrolled Member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, Bartlesville, OK.

Who are you Calling “Common”? Cultural Keystone Species in Extractive Zones
Janelle Marie Baker (Métis ancestry; collaborator with Bigstone Cree Nation), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Athabasca University, Northern Alberta, Canada.

Plants Are Our Relatives
Linda Black Elk
 (Catawba Nation), Ethnobotanist, Food Sovereignty Skills Coordinator at United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, North Dakota.

Questions of Ethics and Justice in Coalition Building
Kyle Whyte (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), Professor of Environment and Sustainability, and Professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

Moderator of Public Q&A: Ashanti Shih, Yale University, postdoctoral scholar at University of Southern California’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Former Mellon Fellow, NYBG Humanities Institute.