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Transforming Approaches to Forests and Forestry through Traditional and Local Knowledge: Conference

August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

We are pleased to share with you details of an upcoming IUFRO conference on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), ‘Transforming approaches to forests and forestry through Traditional and Local Knowledges: Reciprocity and relationship-building in forest ecosystems’ to be held on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory, at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry.

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Principled, reciprocal relationships between researchers and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are at the heart of this conference. Through this event, we welcome knowledge holders of forestry and the environment to share their experiences in building equitable relationships within customary territories. We hope to provide a point of convergence for Indigenous, Local and Western Knowledges, to challenge power dynamics between different ways of knowing, and to model the equitable co-production and sharing of knowledge. Accordingly, the Organizing Committee supports joint presentations, joint papers, and joint projects by and for researchers and IPLCs.

The conference will include an initial day of relationship building among all participants and talks, a panel discussion and workshop events on the following two days. Our objective is to host a different kind of conference that positions the needs, perspectives, and authority of IPLCs at the centre of social-ecological research.

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August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am
August 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


UBC Faculty of Forestry
University of British Columbia


Forest Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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