PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner
For the RAVEN (De)Briefs podcast “Indigenous Foodways” series, we spoke with celebrated author, distinguished professor emeritus and outstanding botanist Nancy Turner. She shared her perspectives from the decades of work she’s done travelling around the Canadian west, writing dozens of books and articles and, most importantly, cultivating friendships with Indigenous knowledge keepers.
Turner combines a botanists’ understanding of classification and an ethnographers’ attunement to human culture. Here, she reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that form the basis of Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.
Listen to the episode here: