February 8, 2022
New Book! Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science
In her book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science, UW Indigenous environmental scientist Dr. Jessica Hernandez considers the limitations of Western conservationism, and asks that we look to Indigenous people for their knowledge and perspective on environmental issues. A great book to read alongside this year’s Common Book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, you will find Fresh Banana Leaves in both print and electronic format in our library catalog.
Read an interview with Dr. Hernandez in Teen Vogue: Decolonizing Conservation: Native Communities Know How to Protect Nature.
Other UW Resources
The Medicine Wheel: Environmental Decision-Making Process of Indigenous Peoples— "The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision-making process for the environment" —Provided by publisher.
INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring our World — "INHABITANTS is a feature documentary that follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices." —Provided by Publisher