- This event has passed.
Native Plants and Caring for the Land with Nancy Turner
September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thank you to everyone who came to Nancy’s talk on September 7th 2018. She has kindly offered her presentation for reference. You may view it here.Sept 7 2018 Mayne Island presentation
Join us for an engaging talk by distinguished ethnobotanist and author Nancy Turner on the topic of First Nations knowledge and use of plants.
Nancy Turner is an Emeritus Professor with the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies. She has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists for more than 40 years on topics related to traditional knowledge, resource, and land management systems, especially within northwestern North America. Her research combines botany and ecology with anthropology, geography and linguistics. She has written more than 20 books and more than 125 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous other popular and academic publications. She has received both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.
Nancy Turner has graciously donated her time for this event. This is a fundraiser for the Mayne Island Conservancy’s work in education and conservation.
Tickets are available at the Farmgate Store and the Mayne Island Building Centre ($10). There are 100 tickets available and if they sell out in advance, will not be available at the door.