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

1 May 2020

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For millennia, plants and their habitats have been fundamental to the lives of Indigenous Peoples--as sources of food and nutrition, medicines, and technological materials--and central to ceremonial traditions, spiritual beliefs, narratives, and language. While the First Peoples of Canada and other parts of the world have developed deep cultural understandings of plants and their environments, this knowledge is often underrecognized in debates about land rights and title, reconciliation, treaty negotiations, and traditional territories. Plants, People, and Places argues that the time is long past due to recognize and accommodate Indigenous Peoples' relationships with plants and their ecosystems. Essays in this volume, by leading voices in philosophy, Indigenous law, and environmental sustainability, consider the critical importance of botanical and ecological knowledge to land rights and related legal and government policy, planning, and decision making in Canada, the United States, Sweden, and New Zealand. Analyzing specific cases in which Indigenous Peoples' inherent rights to the environment have been denied or restricted, this collection promotes future prosperity through more effective and just recognition of the historical use of and care for plants in Indigenous cultures. A timely book featuring Indigenous perspectives on reconciliation, environmental sustainability, and pathways toward ethnoecological restoration, Plants, People, and Places reveals how much there is to learn from the history of human relationships with nature.--$cProvided by publisher.

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land tenure indigenous peoples ethnobotany ethnoecology

Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Date published
2020.
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
581.6/3
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
LCCN
GN476.73
LCCN Item number
P63 2020eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
NLC
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (xxxii, 480 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)kck00240867
(OCoLC)1129443219
(CaOOCEL)450162
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
YDX
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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