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Integrating Western Science Into Indigenous Knowledge Processes
The ESA Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section will be hosting a webinar series to facilitate a virtual space to welcome and hear from Indigenous voices who work to help sustain and nurture TEK within their communities. The speakers will share tools, processes and practices they have learned through activities that work for them in their journey to utilize TEK.

In these times of uncertainty, the TEK Section recognizes the importance of sharing Indigenous knowledge with our ESA community so that valuable lessons of reclaiming Indigenous languages, culture and traditions can be shared in a way to create better understanding of TEK. It’s an opportunity for Indigenous thought leaders to share their wisdom, knowledge and experiences with the ESA community to reflect on questions arising within the western scientific community of how we build an emerging space that honors and respects both Ways of Knowing.

Join this presentation from Steve DeRoy of the Firelight Group.

Aug 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Steve DeRoy
Team Lead @The Firelight Group
Steve is an award-winning Anishinaabe professional and entrepreneur with a strong background in mapping and geographic information sciences, business development, natural resources management, and project management. He founded the Indigenous Mapping Workshop (www.indigenousmaps.com) with technology partnerships including Google, Esri, Mapbox, and NASA. He also applies his expertise to lead Indigenous knowledge and land use studies for numerous Indigenous communities affected by large-scale energy developments. Steve mentors Indigenous practitioners, conducts risk assessments, builds decision-support systems and monitoring tools, supports land claims, develops best practices, establishes consultation processes, facilitates community engagement and planning approaches, and supports negotiations between Indigenous communities, governments and industry. Steve is an international speaker and presents at numerous conferences, university lectures, and events.