SUNY ESF’s Center for Native Peoples and the Environment and The Nature Conservancy Embark on Transformational Partnership
“A new partnership between the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry‘s (ESF) Center for Native Peoples and the Environment (CNPE) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will serve as a bridge between traditional ecological knowledge and Western scientific approaches, embracing a “two-eyed” way of seeing and informing conservation.”
“’This partnership arises out of shared interests and common goals to conserve cherished landscapes and biodiversity,’ said Dr. Robin Kimmerer, CNPE Director, botanist, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is also the author of the bestselling book ‘Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.’ ‘This is an opportunity for co-learning between the CNPE and TNC and Indigenous communities, who are a critical partner in this work.’”
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