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category: Education
published: Mar 2013
publisher: Theytus Books

Indigenous Earth: Praxis and Transformation

edited by Ellen Simmons

tagged: multicultural education

This book is a collection of essays by Indigenous scholars and leaders which has been organized to share theories, research, experiences, as well as their methods in the application of Indigenous Knowledge. The idea to publish a collection of essays which would focus on framing the concept of Traditional Ecological Knowledge theories and practice, within current environmental, economic and social challenges and its realities, arose out of the shared and recognized need by Indigenous scholars to advocate an imperative for the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge in addressing new approaches to global sustainability.

About the Author
Ellen Simmons is currently working with the En'owkin Center. Previously she worked with Forrex (En'owkin partner), under the Indigenous Knowledge extension cluster. Forrex, an extension and education organization focused on sustainable approaches in natural resource management. She is currently working with the Syilx Ethical Agriculture project. This project supports the revitalization and reestablishment of traditional harvesting practises in the Okanagan through building an awareness of Traditional Ecology Knowledge and the historical agricultural practises that were sustainable. She also teaches biology that uses an integrative approach in bringing together knowledges and ways of knowing science from Indigenous and western views in education, research and applications. She is an active director for three boards, The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program.
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