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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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Erica Gies – The Slow Water Movement: How to Thrive in an Age of Drought and Deluge

This widely-traveled independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer drew from her masterful book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge, to share both ancient and cutting-edge approaches to and philosophies of water management being implemented in a number of locales around the world that offer far more effective strategies to ensure a healthy, […]