(The Diversity Imperative) – In episode 6 we’re joined by Dr. Melissa Arcand, Assistant Professor and Soil Biogeochemist, from the University of Saskatchewan.
Melissa is also the academic advisor for students in the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program, which trains students to work in resource management and land governance in Indigenous communities across Canada.
We discuss how Melissa’s work as a natural scientist intersects with that of Indigenous knowledge systems, and we get the history lesson you wished you would have had years ago when it comes to Indigenous agriculture on the prairies and the oppressive policies put in place by the government of the day.
Melissa also shares the work she leads that empowers First Nations Land managers.
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