Posted by on 06/17/2019

When:
08/10/2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am America/Chicago Timezone
2019-08-10T10:00:00-05:00
2019-08-10T11:30:00-05:00
Where:
Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Contact:
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Ethnobotany is the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of a local culture and people (Wikipedia).

Our presenter, Ian Thompson, is of Choctaw and Euro-American heritage. At the age of 7, he started learning to chip stone arrow points from his uncle. This ignited a deep passion for traditional culture that would occupy Ian’s youth.

Ian completed a PhD in anthropology at the University of New Mexico in 2008 with a dissertation designed to assist the wider Choctaw community in revitalizing threatened traditional art forms.

His recent work has included compiling a database of Choctaw plant names and uses, and efforts to locate/protect Choctaw heirloom seeds.

Ian and his wife, Amy, manage the Nan Awaya Heritage Farmstead, which is a bison ranch dedicated to adapting Choctaw traditional culture to the 21st century in a way that can produce healthy food, heal the land, and support the community.

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