Presentation Title

Wisdom From the Forest: How Coast Salish Children's Stories Can Inform More Interdisciplinary Understandings of Environmental Respect for the Salish Sea

Session Title

Session S-04I: Citizen Science as a Tool for Conservation

Conference Track

Citizens/Education

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Presenter/Author Information

Aliette FrankFollow

Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

Abstract

This presentation explores children’s stories gifted from elders of two Coast Salish communities, about endangered plants and animals in Salish Sea forest ecosystems. Translated from the elders with their permission, and drawn from field-based species observation, these illustrated stories of five keystone Salish Sea forest species may be able to educate more interdisciplinary and transboundary understandings of environmental respect. This inquiry focuses on the potential impact of the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)-based children’s stories both within the Salish Sea First Nations communities themselves, as well as in larger western science-based circles of Salish Sea management.

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English

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Wisdom From the Forest: How Coast Salish Children's Stories Can Inform More Interdisciplinary Understandings of Environmental Respect for the Salish Sea

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This presentation explores children’s stories gifted from elders of two Coast Salish communities, about endangered plants and animals in Salish Sea forest ecosystems. Translated from the elders with their permission, and drawn from field-based species observation, these illustrated stories of five keystone Salish Sea forest species may be able to educate more interdisciplinary and transboundary understandings of environmental respect. This inquiry focuses on the potential impact of the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)-based children’s stories both within the Salish Sea First Nations communities themselves, as well as in larger western science-based circles of Salish Sea management.