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Symposium in Victoria, BC
May 2-5 2017
Sponsored by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, this Symposium will discuss new directions for land and resource planning and decision-making in British Columbia, across Canada and beyond, and will be hosted by the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. We will examine the trends and potential for recognizing land-use and occupancy as more than provision of economic opportunities, but rather as reflections of Indigenous peoples’ traditional ecological knowledge, and their fundamental and longstanding connections to the plants and habitats of their homelands. Treaties and treaty negotiations, land and resource use deliberations, traditional management and governance systems, existing policy and legislation, and the role of education, and the concepts of social justice, health and well-being, food sovereignty and sustainability, all in the context of peoples’ relationships with plants and places, will be discussed.
The Ethnoecology Symposium is one of four signature series events that the University of Victoria is using to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. For more information on UVic's Canada 150 events and activities, please visit www.uvic.ca/canada150.
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