This is a past event.
Valoree Gagnon (SS) will present "'For Seven Generations' — Integrating Anishinaabe History, Bimaadiziwin ("lifeways") and Policy in Natural Resources Education". A social will follow from 4 to 5 p.m. in the atrium.
The Anishinaabe people, the Ojibwa (or Chippewa), Odawa (or Ottawa) and Potawatomi have resided within the Great Lakes region for nearly a millennia. Today, more than 36 federally-recognized Anishinaabe tribes and their consortiums are currently engaged in ambitious programs to protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem.
This means that Native American governments cooperate closely with researchers and federal and state/provincial resource managers across the region. As a result, integrating Anishinaabe history, bimaadiziwin ("lifeways"), and policy is of increasing importance in education, particularly for natural resources management programs and the environmental sciences.
In this talk, Gagnon uses the Anishinaabe philosophy, "For Seven Generations," to illustrate a way to better understand and share information about the region and its original people. Gained through her work alongside Great Lakes tribes, particularly the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians, she will share insights on the significance of treaty law and obligations to land, water and future generations. Teaching resources developed and approved by Great Lakes tribes will also be explored and shared.