Published: Aug. 28, 2018

Knowing the Land: Indigenous Strategies for Revitalization and Adaptation

Clint Carroll, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder

Location: Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC), N124 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder CO, CU-Boulder

Date and time: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 3:30 pm

This talk will address challenges that Indigenous Nations face regarding the interrelated processes of cultural knowledge revitalization and environmental adaptation. For example, how can methods for transmitting traditional knowledge and the management of local resources adapt to radically different social and environmental circumstances? How can tribal elders effectively communicate their knowledge and perspectives on pressing issues like the preservation of medicinal plants to tribal officials, youth, and the general tribal population? Based on my past and current work with Cherokee people in Oklahoma, I will explore possible strategies for overcoming such challenges, as well as current and future research endeavors that further seek to address political-ecological issues in the Cherokee Nation.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments, N124
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Lecture and Q&A, N124

Find the flyer here: ENVS Colloquium