shalan joudry knows the power of language and story for bringing people together around shared causes. As a Mi’kmaw conservation ecologist and narrative artist, shalan has spent her career finding creative ways to share Mi’kmaq culture and teachings to help protect ecosystems and species at risk in Nova Scotia. In this episode of Below the Canopy, shalan explains how she has been able to blend her background as an ecologist with her art, the importance of preserving the Mi’maw language, and the stories that she's most excited to tell.
Resources and further reading:
Elapultiek (We Are Looking Towards), shalan joudry, Nimbus Publishing, 2019 Thinking About Land and Language, shalan joudry, The Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership, 2021Two-Eyed Seeing and other lessons learned within a co-learning journey of bringing together indigenous and mainstream knowledges and ways of knowing, Cheryl Bartlett, Murdena Marshall and Albert Marshall, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2012
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Podcast artwork by Emma Hassencahl-Perley and Erin Goodine.
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