Decline of biodiversity, health of Indigenous peoples interconnected – Troy Media

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Decline of biodiversity, health of Indigenous peoples interconnected – Troy Media

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022134 Views

January 16, 2022

Indigenous resource management key to ending environmental degradation and loss of culture

When Danika Littlechild was growing up in Maskwacis, Alta., her uncle would pick her up after school and walk her home through the bush to her kôhkom’s (grandmother’s) house. He would show her different plants and fungi along the way, teaching her their names and telling stories about when to harvest and how to use them for medicine.

“Now when I go walking along that same path there’s really nothing but crabgrass left,” Littlechild said. “I can’t take my son on the same path to talk about that fungus because it’s not there.”

That is why Littlechild and dozens of other researchers – Indigenous and non-Indigenous, academic and community-based – are teaming up on a six-year project to curb the decline of biodiversity and improve the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples across Canada and around the world.

Read More: https://troymedia.com/health/research-to-curb-decline-of-biodiversity-improve-health-of-indigenous-peoples/#.YeXIcfhOnIV

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