Ethnobotany

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13 Moons: First Foods & Resources Curriculum

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Jamie Donatuto
Diana Rohlman
Larry Campbell
Joyce Lecompte-Mastenbrook
Myk Heidt ... [et al.]]
Description
Teacher resource for educating students about environmental health through the lens of the Coast Salish lunar calendar. Activities follow the foods, resources, traditions, and practices associated with each of the seasonal changes.
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1980 Elders Conference

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Daniels
Max Assinewia
Ernest Benedict
Moses David
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Ted Wheatley
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference where elders discuss the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine. Stress role of elders in passing on this tradition. Transcribed by Joanne Greenwood.
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1981 Elders' Conference 1/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference discussing Indian and Christian creation myths, reflections on education and religion, comparison of Indian and non-Indian values, and the loss of traditional values and beliefs and the movement to recover them.
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1981 Elders' Conference 4/4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ernest Tootoosis
Mani Boyd
Johnson Wanepee
Barney Dog
Jim Dumont
Ron Wakegijig
Dan Pine
Indian History Film Project
Description
A conference about prophecies and the recovery of traditional values, the role of Elders in the community, and the philosophy and practice of traditional medicine.
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1982 Elders Conference (1/5)

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
A discussion about the construction of log and birch canoes ; the tuberculosis epidemic ; the effects of non-Indians on Indian life style : spiritual values, hunting; fishing; land use, etc.
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1982 Elders Conference 2/5

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Ted Wheatley
Sam Osawamick
Ernest Debassigae
Joe Yellowhead
Kate Assinewe
Ron Wakegijig
Herman Atkinson
Charlie Neilson
James Mecas
Dan Pine
Louis Bruce
Noel Knockwood
Angus Pontiac
Ernest Tootoosis
Indian History Film Project
Description
Elders discuss traditional religion, it's relationship to Christian religions and its place in traditional healingpractices.
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2019 Climate Change Report

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Carole Brazeau
Naomi George
Rebekah Elkerton
Description
Based on interviews with Indigenous women and Elders about relationships to the environment, observed changes, traditional practices on the land, and the health of their families and communities.
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Abagoré (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda)

Alternate Title
Abagore (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda)
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Chika Ezeanya Esiobu
Obiamaka Onyebum
Rehema Abdul
StoryHouse Communications
IK: Other Ways of Knowing , vol. 5, June 2019, pp. 143-151
Description
This brief article summarizes the documentary film by the same title; the project interviews Rwandan women who are using Indigenous knowledges and practices in combination with modern technologies to create income for themselves through the production of banana wine, sorghum beer, soured or fermented milk, or through the cultivation of Indigenous vegetables.
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Abagoré (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda) [Film]

Alternate Title
Abagore (Empowering Rural Women in Rwanda) [Film]
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chika Ezeanya Esiobu
Obiamaka Onyebum
Rehema Abdul
StoryHouse Communications
IK: Other Ways of Knowing, vol. 5
Description
This documentary film interviews Rwandan women who are using Indigenous knowledges and practices in combination with modern technologies to create income for themselves through the production of banana wine, sorghum beer, soured or fermented milk, or through the cultivation of Indigenous vegetables. The film is accompanied by a brief article.
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Abram Williams Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Abram Williams
Alex Cywink
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview with Abram Williams where he gives an account of divining for water as well as an account of Longhouse ceremonies.
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Alex Cywink Interview #1

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Max Ireland
Alex Cywink
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview where he tells of legends concerning the arrival of white men in North America; Parallels to the Norse (Viking) sagas -- (Is this possibly an example of the oral tradition presenting the Indian view early Viking settlement?). He tells of prophecies concerning the arrival of white men and the eventual return of Indian ways; describes the role of women in pre-Columbian America; and gives accounts of native medical practices and the linguistic evolution.
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American Indian Influence on the American Pharmacopeia

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Virgil J. Vogel
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 1977, pp. 3-7
Description
Discusses traditional remedies which were incorporated into Western medicine, despite the general attitude that they were of little use.
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Anishinaabe Aadizokaanan: Our Teachings … Video Series

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Naadweechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre
FirstTel TV5
Bobby Osawabine
Thecla Neganegijig
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau
Mark Eshkawkogan
Brian Peltier
Description
In ten videos, Knowledge keepers from Wiikwemkoong (Manitoulin Island) share thoughts and advice about staying physically and spiritually strong during the COVID pandemic. Six of the ten focus on identification and harvesting of plants for food and medicines.
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Antifungal Activity of Extracts From Medical Plants Used By First Nations People of Eastern Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
N. P. Jones
J. T. Arnason
M. Abou-Zaid
K. Akpagana
P. Sanchez-Vindas
M. L. Smith
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 73, no. 1-2, November 2000, pp. 191-198
Description
Tests conducted on 18 eastern Canadian and 8 tropical plants demonstrated that medicinal knowledge of First Nations peoples is based on measurable efficacy.
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Antioxidant Activity in Medicinal Plants Associated With the Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus Used by the Indigenous Peoples of the North American Boreal Forest

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Letitia M. McCune
Timothy Johns
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 82, no. 2-3, October 2002, pp. 197-205
Description
Study findings indicate that the majority of the plants selected had properties to support the historically low incidence of diabetes.
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Antoine Lonesinger 2 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Alphonse Littlepoplar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of a Woods Cree who turned a Plains Cree son-in-law into a bone spirit and the revenge that came from that.
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Asemaa

Alternate Title
Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe
Stories of the Plants: A Zhaawanong Book
[Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe: ANA Language Project Teacher/Caregiver Supplemental Document]
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Anabiikwe (Celo White)
Mezinaanakwad (Dennis White)
Description

Children's book about the importance of sacred tobacco in Ojibwe culture; in Ojibwe and English.

Accompanying Material: Colouring Book and Supplemental Document.

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Assessing the Feasibility of Applying the Co-operative Model to First Nations Community Based Development Initiatives: A Case Study of the Xaxl'ep and a Native Plant Nursery

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kimberlee Chambers
BC Institute for Co-operative Studies Occasional Papers, 2001
Description
Case study illustrates how combining ethnobotanical knowledge and the co-operative model can provide a viable method of sustainable community economic development.
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Bagwaji-zhigaagawaanzhing

Alternate Title
Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe
Stories of the Plants: A Zhaawanong Book
[Maajii-Ojibwemowag = They Begin to Speak Ojibwe: ANA Language Project Teacher/Caregiver Supplemental Document]
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Anabiikwe (Celo White)
Mezinaanakwad (Dennis White)
Description

Children's story about harvesting wild leek or ramps; in Ojibwe and English.

Accompanying Material: Colouring Book and Supplemental Document.

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The Basketmaker

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Laura Trethewey
Hakai Magazine, February 26, 2019, p. [?]
Description
Describes the process of creating classic Suquamish baskets as practiced by Ed Carriere, a master basketmaker from Washington state.
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“Being Judged by Its Fruits”: Transforming Indian Land into Orchards along the Arkansas River, 1800–1867

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John J. Buchkoski
Great Plains Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 1, Winter, January 10, 2019, pp. 39-58
Description
Author compares the way in which settlers in the Arkansas River Valley made use of the natural land to cultivate orchards and vineyards to the way local Indigenous nations had lived on the land.
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Biological Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge, Drug Discovery and Intellectual Property Rights: Creating Reciprocity and Maintaining Relationships

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Steven R. King
Thomas J. Carlson
Katy Moran
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 51, no. 1-3, April 1996, pp. 45-57
Description
Emphasizes the need to provide immediate, short and medium-term benefits, rather than waiting the 8-10 years it may take for monetary reimbursement, when new plant derived therapeutics based on Indigenous Knowledge are being explored. The article uses examples of initiatives taken by Shaman Pharmaceuticals and the Healing Forest Conservancy.
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Book review

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Ron Welburn
Wendy G. Teeter
Steven D. Gomez
Donald L. Fixico
Stephen Wall
Gregory R. Campbell
Gus Pànthái:dê Palmer
Martha J. Macri
James Mackay
Anthony K. Webster
Rebecca Tsosie
Anya Montiel
Maria Williams
Kevin J. White
Sarah Deer
et al.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 33, no. 3, 2009, pp. 111-165
Description
Book reviews of 20 books: The American Indian Oral History Manual: Making Many Voices Heard by Charles E. Trimble, Barbara W. Sommer and Mary Kay Quinlan. Collaborating at the Trowel's Edge: Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Archaeology edited by Stephen W. Silliman. Doctor to the North: Thirty Years Treating Heart Disease Among the Inuit by John H.
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Book Review

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Robin J. Marles
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, 1997, pp. 198-199
Description
Book review of: Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples by Nancy J. Turner. An updated second edition of Turner's 1975 British Columbia Provincial Museum Handbook. A companion volume Food Plants of Interior First Peoples has also be revised by Turner.
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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Thomas S. Abler
Canadian Journal of Native Studies , vol. 17, no. 1, 1997, pp. 199-201
Description
Book review of: William Bartram on the Southeast Indians by Gregory A. Waselkow and Kathryn E. Holland Braund (Editors). Historical reprint with extensive notes and analysis of Bartram's 18th century perspectives.
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Boys' Games of the Blood Indians

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George First Rider
John Hellson
Indian History Film Project
Description
Consists of an interview about the games played by young boys.
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Carrier Herbal Medicine: Traditional and Contemporary Plant Use

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
E. M. Ritch-Krc
S. Thomas
N. J. Turner
G. H. N. Towers
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 52, no. 2, June 1996, pp. 85-94
Description
Field study based on interviews and information sessions aimed at gathering information about the use of medicinal plants by the Carrier people of northcentral British Columbia.
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Charlie Chief 2 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Charlie Chief
Mary Mountain
Indian History Film Project
Description
An interview that describes some boyhood memories. The interviewee also describes two dances, the Give Away and Wolf Feast ceremonies.
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