Speaker Series, "Plants of the Mojave Desert and the Traditional Tribal Uses" - Western National Parks Association

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Speaker Series, “Plants of the Mojave Desert and the Traditional Tribal Uses”

December 21, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Program Description:

Although the desert may seem like a desolate landscape devoid of life, it is actually home to hundreds of unique species. Some are only visible or appear alive for a short time, others grow for hundreds of years, and many are not found anywhere else on earth. Participants will learn about the many traditional Tribal plants uses, what plant life makes North American Deserts so unique, and how the Mojave stands apart from the rest of America.

Speaker Bio:

Carrie Cannon is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is also of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, and an M.S. in Resource Management. She began working for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005 where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community. She is currently employed as an Ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. She administers a number of projects promoting the intergenerational teaching of Hualapai ethnobotanical knowledge working towards preservation and revitalization to ensure tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.

Details

Date:
December 21, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
1100 W Ruins Dr
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Phone:
(520) 723-3172
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