Just to give you a taste of ways in which 1st nations human/natural world knowledge(s) can be of enduring value, I’m copying below an announcement from the FNHL list:

Thursday, July 18th: Medicine Harvesting Workshop

The UBC Institute for Aboriginal Health (IAH) is hosting a Medicine Harvesting Workshop at the Institute for Aboriginal Health Garden at the UBC Farm. Come learn about harvesting medicine plants and help prepare them for a medicinal salve-making workshop later in the spring. To cover the costs of supplies, participants are asked to bring a donation of $5-20, sliding scale based on what you can afford. If you have any questions about this or concerns about accessibility, please contact Hannah Lewis (see below). Come dressed for the weather, and bring a lunch or snack. No experience necessary!

Space is limited, so please RSVP to:

Thursday, July 18th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Institute for Aboriginal Health Garden
3461 Ross Drive