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Indigenous Plant Uses in Southern Greenland with Dr. Simone Whitecloud (Virtual Presentation)

January 31, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Live via ZOOM | Visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/event/simonewhitecloud/ for the link
Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2023 Winter Presentation Series

Dr. Whitecloud will discuss the role of plant knowledge among the Inuit of Southern Greenland. She and her collaborator, Dr. Lenore Grenoble, documented more than 50 taxa and 205 plant uses in seven broad categories: medicine, beverages, food, herbs and spices, fuel, ritual, and material culture, the last category consisting primarily of decorative uses. Dr. Whitecloud will also discuss how these plants relate to the alpine vegetation of New England.

About Simone S Whitecloud: Simone is from the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on her father’s side, and of French and Cajun decent on her mother’s side. She received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and French from the University of San Francisco, CA and her PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society from Dartmouth College in 2016. Her areas of expertise are plant community ecology and ethnobotany. Dr. Whitecloud’s fellowship in the National Science Foundation IGERT program in Polar Environmental Change at Dartmouth paved the way for her interdisciplinary work studying plant uses among the Inuit and capacity building in Arctic communities. She is currently a member of the Food Sovereignty Working Group established through the Arctic Observing Summit and is interested in indigenizing (decolonizing) how science is conducted in the North and beyond. Dr. Whitecloud has mentored underrepresented students for over a decade at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) conferences and is a lifetime member of the Society for American Indian Government Employees.

About Naturalist Journeys 2023:
Presentations are on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this winter, and are a mixture of in-person or online presentations.
In-person presentations will require free tickets this year. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
All online events will be held via Zoom.
Visit https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/presentations for the full series.

Naturalist Journeys are made possible by our sponsors:
Hunger Mountain Coop
802 Coffee
Onion River Outdoors
Capitol Copy
Edward Jones Office of Keith LaCroix
Concept 2
Union Mutual
Northfield Savings Bank
Washington Electric Co-op


January 31, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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