Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Comparing Traditional Plant Uses: BC & NZ

Wednesday November 7, 2018  12:00pm-1:00pm

The Old Church - 3704 1st Ave - Smithers, BC

About this presentation:

This presentation compares the use of plants for food, medicinal, spiritual and technological purposes by the Maori of New Zealand and First Nations in Northwestern BC. It provides a brief history of plant use by both groups and provides similar and different uses for plants.

About Carla Burton, Ethnobotanist, PhD

Carla is an independent researcher operating from her home office as Symbios Research and Restoration, and an adjunct professor at UNBC in the Ecosystem and Science Management program. Her current work includes ethnobotanical research, vegetation monitoring and teaching. Over the past twelve years, she has worked extensively with the Nisga'a and other First Nations in the Northwest to document their traditional plant use.

Relevance in Northwest BC

This presentation helps to inform researchers, government, and industry about some of the plants important to First Nations in our region, in this era when reconciliation and biological conservation are of increasing importance.

Please note: The BVRC has introduced Twoonie Talks! The lunchtime seminars will now cost $2 for non-members and will remain free for members. You can sign up for membership and enjoy this perk!

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