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Jason Corwin

Culturally Important Plants and General Indigenous Environmental Philosophy

The Haudenosaunee have long-standing relationships with the flora and fauna of their territories. This presentation explores some of the trees and plants that have been culturally significant historically and to the present day in this region, as well as touching on Indigenous philosophy and ethics.

About Jason Corwin

Jason Corwin is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at University of Buffalo. He is a member of the Seneca Nation, Deer Clan, and earned both MS and PhD degrees in Natural Resources from Cornell University. Jason was the founding director of the Seneca Media & Communications Center and has produced several short and feature length documentaries. He has extensive experience as a community-based environmental educator utilizing digital media to engage with Indigenous ways of knowing, sustainability, and social/environmental justice topics.

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