Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond 9780228003175

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Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights in Canada and Beyond
 9780228003175

Table of contents :
Cover
Plants, People, and Places
Title
Copyright
CONTENTS
Tables and Figures
Benediction: The Teachings of Chief Kwaxsistalla Adam Dick and the Atla’gimma (“Spirits of the Forest”) Dance
Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Making a Place for Indigenous Botanical Knowledge and Environmental Values in Land-Use Planning and Decision Making
SECTION ONE – INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RELATIONSHIPS TO PLANTS AND TERRITORY IN CANADA
Introduction
2 Living from the Land: Food Security and Food Sovereignty Today and into the Future
3 Nuučaan̓uł Plants and Habitats as Reflected in Oral Traditions: Since Raven and Thunderbird Roamed
4 Tamarack and Tobacco
5 Xáxli’p Survival Territory: Colonialism, Industrial Land Use, and the Biocultural Sustainability of the Xáxli’p within the Southern Interior of British Columbia
SECTION TWO – HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON PLANT - PEOPLE RELATIONSHIPS IN CANADA
Introduction
6 Understanding the Past for the Future: Archaeology, Plants, and First Nations’ Land Use and Rights
7 Preparing Eden: Indigenous Land Use and European Settlement on Southern Vancouver Island
8 A Place Called Pípsell: An Indigenous Cultural Keystone Place, Mining, and Secwépemc Law
9 Traditional Plant Medicines and the Protection of Traditional Harvesting Sites
SECTION THREE – ETHNOECOLOGY AND THE LAW IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
Introduction
10 From Traplines to Pipelines: Oil Sands and the Pollution of Berries and Sacred Lands from Northern Alberta to North Dakota
11 The Legal Application of Ethnoecology: The Girjas Sami Village versus the Swedish State
12 Tāne Mahuta: The Lord of the Forest in Aotearoa New Zealand, His Children, and the Law
13 Cultivating the Imagined Wilderness: Contested Native American Plant-Gathering Traditions in America’s National Parks
14 Kīpuka Kuleana: Restoring Reciprocity to Coastal Land Tenure and Resource Use in Hawaiʻi
SECTION FOUR – ETHNOECOLOGY, LAW, AND POLICY IN THE CURRENT CONTEXT
Introduction
15 Right Relationships: Legal and Ethical Context for Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights and Responsibilities
16 Ethnoecology and Indigenous Legal Traditions in Environmental Governance
17 Indigenous Environmental Stewardship: Do Mechanisms of Biodiversity Conservation Align with or Undermine It?
18 Tsilhqot’in Nation Aboriginal Title: Ethnoecological and Ethnobotanical Evidence and the Roles and Obligations of the Expert Witness
19 Plants, Habitats, and Litigation for Indigenous Peoples in Canada
SECTION FIVE – DRAWING STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION FROM PEOPLE, PLANTS, AND LANDS THROUGH JUSTICE, EQUITY, EDUCATION, AND PARTNERSHIPS
Introduction
20 Restorying Indigenous Landscapes: Community Regeneration and Resurgence
21 Partnerships of Hope: How Ethnoecology Can Support Robust Co-Management Agreements between Public Governments and Indigenous Peoples
22 “Passing It On”: Renewal of Indigenous Plant Knowledge Systems and Indigenous Approaches to Education
23 On Resurgence and Transformative Reconciliation
24 Retrospective and Concluding Thoughts
Epilogue: Native Plants, Indigenous Societies, and the Land in Canada’s Future
Contributors
Index

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