Ep. 117: Spencer Greening on Indigenous Management of Ecosystems

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Spencer Greening (La’goot) is an indigenous scholar from the Tsimshian peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. His current doctoral research examines the relationship between traditional ecological knowledge, indigenous legal systems and indigenous management of ecosystems in a current context. His work has lead him to be honoured as a Trudeau Scholar, one of Canada’s top academic awards. I met with Spencer to discuss government relations and the complexities of indigenous peoples in Canada today.

References mentioned in the episode:
Pound net article: http://www.themeateater.com/conservation/wildlife-management/fish-traps-the-pound-net-revival

https://theconversation.com/its-taken-thousands-of-years-but-western-science-is-finally-catching-up-to-traditional-knowledge-90291

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/royal_proclamation_1763/

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/clam-gardens-have-been-cultivated-by-indigenous-people-for-millennia-1.5047148?fbclid=IwAR3PI7uZqge_e08tkABcxGdAsBzLx4CenILc72L8I0kVCqadsMw4TQEc0ko

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/clam-gardens-gulf-islands-1.3949384

https://clamgarden.com/

https://canadianarchaeology.com/comox/Comox_Harbour.html

Books mentioned in the episode:
Hunters and Bureaucrats : Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukonby Paul Nadasdy

Traditional Ecological Knowledge : Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainabilityed. by Melissa Nelson and Dan Shilling

Ecologies of the Heart: Emotion, Belief, and the Environmentby Eugene Anderson