Co-sponsored by the NE CSC consortium institution, College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, April 6-8 on the UMass Amherst and Amherst College campuses.
Living Waters, Animate Lands: Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Braiding Story, Skills and Sustenance with Hope for a Sustainable Future Symposium
The annual symposium will take place on the Amherst College and UMass Amherst campuses. The Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies annual symposium is focused this year on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Community Resource Management. The symposium is designed to bring to a central location leading thinkers from a broad range of disciplines and communities to address a theme/topic that is vital to contemporary Native nations. Participants include tribal members in New England and Haudenosaunee territory who are working on conservation, restoration and climate change. The symposium builds on the Shifting Seasons Summit meetings and the Learning from the Land workshop to build the space for conversation between tribal leaders and scholars in the region, who are working on TEK and resource revitalization, and scientists in academia, as well as NGOs and community-based organizations.