Past Events

WAISC meeting presentation by Beth Baker, March 2016

 Beth will present a poster, Methods of Plant Preservation by Indigenous Alaskan Cultures.

plant preservation methods poster

She will also present a talk, Methods of Plant Preservation by Indigenous Alaskan Cultures.

plant preservation methods talk

Read Ethnobotany in the KuC Cauyaq

by Beth Baker, Ethnobotany Student!

Kuskokwim Campus newsletter

8th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2015)

Networks: from nature to society

April 15-17, 2015  Bethel, AK

Hosted by the Kuskokwim campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the 2015 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference will bring together researchers, Elders, educators, students, community leaders, and community members; to share concerns and insights about issues relevant to rural Alaska. This conference is a platform for reporting on and discussing regional research efforts as well as traditional knowledge, providing an interdisciplinary approach to inquiry and discussion.

Participants will explore connections between humans and the environment—to begin to better understand the unique networks that exist within and around communities in rural Alaska. We invite those who have an interest in any aspect of life in rural Alaska to join in this gathering, because we value each perspective that attendees bring as an integral part of the network. We are all coming to realize that we are stronger and better able to move into the future when we cast a wider net—sharing across disciplines/generations/geographic location/cultures.

Visit 8th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2015) for more information on the conference.


Nurturing Your Botanical Sanctuary Workshop

October 1-2, 2015 Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio, USA

Join us for a magical two days on October 1st and 2nd

Nurturing Your Botanical Sanctuary Workshop

 

This workshop is an opportunity to gather to learn important ethnobotanical skills, to share stories, and to strengthen ties. Learn more about the workshop and our work: http://www.goldensealsanctuary.org/index.php/nurturing-your-botanical-sanctuary

To register, visit: https://unitedplantsavers.givezooks.com/events/2-day-workshop-nurturing-your-botanical-sanctuary For more information, contact:

Susan Leopold, susan@unitedplantsavers.org

Alice Ormsby, ormsbyaa@gmail.com

We hope to see you at the Goldenseal Sanctuary!

Sacred Seeds Workshop Flyer

Alaskan Plants as Food & Medicine Summit

The 4th Annual Alaskan Plants as Food and Medicine Symposium will take place June 21st-24th, 2015 on the APU campus located in Anchorage. We strive for a statewide reach, and encourage participation from a diverse range of community roles: traditional healers, medical providers, public health educators and researchers, instructors, culture/language bearers, elders and youth, tribal leaders, traditional hunter/gatherers, policy makers, and lands management officials.

APFM Goals:

  • Bring together stakeholders to promote ethical harvesting, processing, and perpetuation of plant knowledge among Alaska’s peoples.
  • Educate on proper harvesting, processing, storage, use, preparation, and distribution of Alaskan plant products.
  • Reinforce ethical considerations of traditional plant knowledge; Addressing Intellectual property rights, when and who to share with.
  • Assist in the self-sufficiency and sustainability of the plants as food and medicine movement in Alaska.
  • Affect policy for the benefit of Alaskans around renewable resources, and protecting the environment.
  • Addressing climate change and the adaptation, changes to harvesting of Alaskan plants

Categories to submit an abstract for: Plenary Presenter, Breakout Session Presenter, Sharing Time Presenter, and Youth Leadership Track.

To submit an abstract follow the link to http://www.eSurveysPro.com/s/318982/2015APFMabstract (by April 1, 2015).

Look for updates and more information at www.alaskanplants.org

Registration information and forms at www.alaskanplants.eventbrite.com

If you have any questions please email us at apfm@anthc.org

We look forward to a great gathering. See you there! 

Food as Medicine Summit

April 7 – 9, 2015: Learn & get inspired with 16 experts, authors & longtime practitioners sharing about wild food & fermentation, nourished eating, natural healing & more! Join this first time online gathering of world renowned experts, best selling authors, and beloved teachers as they share their journeys and wisdom around using Food As Medicine.

http://ashevillage.org/food-as-medicine-summit/

8th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2015)

Networks: from nature to society

April 15-17, 2015  Bethel, AK

Hosted by the Kuskokwim campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the 2015 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference will bring together researchers, Elders, educators, students, community leaders, and community members; to share concerns and insights about issues relevant to rural Alaska. This conference is a platform for reporting on and discussing regional research efforts as well as traditional knowledge, providing an interdisciplinary approach to inquiry and discussion.

Participants will explore connections between humans and the environment—to begin to better understand the unique networks that exist within and around communities in rural Alaska. We invite those who have an interest in any aspect of life in rural Alaska to join in this gathering, because we value each perspective that attendees bring as an integral part of the network. We are all coming to realize that we are stronger and better able to move into the future when we cast a wider net—sharing across disciplines/generations/geographic location/cultures.

Visit 8th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (2015) for more information on the conference.

All Hands Gathering - Sitka, AK, May 29-31, 2014

Proceedings (PDF)
All Hands Gathering, Proceedings cover

Celebrating the Ethnobotany Certificate Program (EBOT) beginnings and plans for the future. The Proceedings includes information about the evolution of EBOT at Kuskokwim Campus, developing a mission statement, workshop ideas, potential partners, sharing recipes and plants, and new directions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster

AFE poster (PDF)The poster gives an overview of the All Hands Gathering in Sitka, AK, May 29-31, 2014. It was presented at the AFE conference in February 2015.


Announcements for past years Introduction to Ethnobotany courses

Kotzebue, July 14-25, 2014 Sitka, May 19-30, 2014 - -
       

Tapping birch trees for syrup

Kimberley Maher demonstrated drilling for sap. At right is Roy Churchwell, doctoral student.

Birch tree tapping workshop, April 20, 2013

A workshop on how to tap birch trees, held 20 April 2013 on the UAF campus: Spring means sap will flow...eventually

Tapping birch trees Instructions on techniques for tapping birch trees for syrup, as well as gathering and finishing the syrup. 
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