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Unraveling the Secrets of Salmon: An Indigenous Exploration of Forest Ecology and Nature’s Intelligence

Teresa Ryan, also known as Smhayetsk, from the Gitlan tribe of the Tsimshian Nation, carries the wisdom of her Ganhada clan and her mother, Loa Ryan. Her career in forestry and conservation sciences intertwines scientific rigor with Indigenous knowledge, creating a bridge between ancestral wisdom and modern ecological understanding. As a lecturer at the University […]

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Navigating the Currents of Change: A Conversation with Indigenous Activist Sammy Gensaw III

Sammy Gensaw III (Yurok) was born and raised as a fisherman along Northern California’s Klamath River. His journey reflects a blend of ancestral wisdom and contemporary activism, all centered around the profound significance of preserving ecosystems and Indigenous traditions. From his earliest days, Sammy was steeped in the ethos of community organizing, a legacy passed […]

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Sammy Gensaw, III – The Restorative Revolution and a River of Reciprocity

Sammy Gensaw III, a dynamic young Yurok leader, shares some of his experiences working for ecological and cultural revival along the Klamath River, central to his people’s identity and livelihood. He discusses how the epic struggle to remove destructive dams required drawing deeply from ancestral wisdom, modern science, and cutting-edge activism, and how Indigenous leadership […]

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Corrina Gould – Rematriation: Indigenous Women’s Work to Recover, Remember and Heal

Returning to open the 2024 Bioneers conference, one of the leading figures in the East Bay Indigenous community and a longtime activist for First People’s rights and the protection of land and waters globally, Corrina Gould, focuses on the concept and practice of “Rematriation,” which involves reclaiming traditional land and sacred sites to help rebuild […]

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Bioneers 2024 Day 3: “It’s elemental”

As we bring Bioneers 2024 to a close, we’re filled with gratitude for the incredible speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and vibrant energy that permeated the entire weekend. Throughout these past few days, we’ve witnessed a convergence of minds and hearts dedicated to shaping a better future for our planet and all its inhabitants. From poignant calls […]