An Evening with Nancy Turner, Ethnobotanist

As part of their centennial celebration, and acknowledging 100 years on Lkwungen land, the Victoria Society of Friends (Quakers) invited Dr. Nancy Turner to speak about the relationship between traditional indigenous culture and the land they occupied.  Dr. Turner has authored, co-authored or co-edited over 20 books including the textbook Ethnobiology (E. N. Anderson, first editor); Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the WSANEC People (with Richard Hebda and featuring Elsie Claxton); The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms – co-authored with Patrick Von Aderkas; Resetting the Kitchen Table – co-edited with Christopher Parrish and Shirley Solberg; Plants of Haida Gwaii; The Earth’s Blanket; and “Keeping it Living”: Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America – this last co-edited with Douglas Deur), and over 120 book chapters and peer-reviewed papers, and numerous other publications, both popular and academic, in the area of ethnobotany, ethnoecology, traditional ecological knowledge and sustainable resource use.


About Janine Bandcroft

The Winds of Change airs every other Thursday 11-noon from CFUV listener supported radio in Victoria, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish peoples. You can listen live anytime at (it's a great station) and if you're able, we'd really appreciate if you contribute (even 5 bucks) to our annual funding drive.
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