Today’s news reports are full of buzzwords about the environment. Climate resiliency. Sustainability.
And it’s no surprise why. Humankind has left quite a mark on our land in the last couple hundred years. While we celebrate our new technological advancements, many of them separate us from the land even further. The scientific community analyzes our impacts and suggests ways to best manage our land. We struggle to find ways to lessen our footprint.
But not so long ago, indigenous peoples were sustained by this land for countless generations. What can we learn from native peoples as we look to the future?
Dr. Robin Kimmerer believes that the scientific community can apply traditional ecological knowledge in a way that respects and protects indigenous knowledge to reconnect people with the land.