2020 Empowering Tribal Culture, Ecology, and Food Systems Webinar Series: FREE

Start Date: September 30, 2020
End Date: October 28, 2020

Duration of each webinar episode: 75 minutes

SEPT 30 WEBINAR, Episode 1: Decolonizing the Indigenous Diet: Restoring Traditional Native American Food SystemsSean Sherman ‘The Sioux Chef’, author of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook, Minneapolis, MN

OCT 7 WEBINAR, Episode 2: Restoring Seed Relatives: Collection and Storage Techniques

  • Topic 1: There’s a Whole Lot of Saving Needed to Save SeedsMervyn L. Tano, M.Ed., J.D., President, International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Attorney, and Author in Indian law and Cultural Resource Management
  • Topic 2: Seed Collection, Cleaning, Storage, Propagation and GerminationBridget McNassar MS, Native Plants and Conservation Manager, Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

OCT 14 WEBINAR, Episode 3: Agroforestry: Indigenous Knowledge and Central American Perspectives

  • Topic 1: Defining Agroforestry within Traditional Ecological Knowledge – It has Always Been a Practice!” TBA
  • Topic 2: Community-led Agroforestry in Central AmericaValentina de Rooy, Regional Manager, Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, Colorado

OCT 21 WEBINAR, Episode 4: Community Benefits and Challenges of Tribal Greenhouse ManagementJeremy Pinto (Dine’), PhD, Research Plant Physiologist/Tribal Nursery Specialist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service

OCT 28 WEBINAR, Episode 5: AIMing for SOS: FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program: The Tribal Nursery Program on the Fort Belknap Indian ReservationCristina Eisenberg, PHD, FBIC/BLM/SER Native Seed and Grassland Restoration Program Director, Oregon State University, and Wendy Velman, Botany Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

About this Event
Trees, Water & People (TWP) supports Indigenous communities within US Tribal lands and in marginalized communities in Central America. We support community grassroots efforts to promote healing of tribal homelands, and through this series, looks to lift Indigenous voices on these timely topics. We are honored to co-sponsor this series of webinar episodes with the USDA Forest Service, Intertribal Nursery Council (INC) and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association (WFCA).

This webinar series aims to support Indigenous communities’ efforts to restore their land, reduce food insecurity, and increase economic opportunity through the production of native plants. Through these efforts, tribes can improve access to healthy and traditionally harvested foods, medicines and plants for textiles and ceremonial use. Expert voices will offer strategies Tribes can utilize to develop or improve food sovereignty initiatives and native plant propagation. Webinars are 75-minutes each, including time for questions and discussion. The series begins on September 30th at noon MDST and are held each Wednesday thereafter.

Registration is free, but please register so we can send you updates along with the Zoom link for each webinar. Your registration will cover all 5 webinars in this series.

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