Fri, Nov 05|
STandD Series "Ethics 4 the Ecozoic", session # 2: Conservation, Indigenous Knowledge, and the Ethics of Collaboration
STandD Speaker Series 2021
Time & Location
Nov 05, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Montréal, 3460 Rue McTavish, Montréal, QC H3A 0E6, Canada
About the Event
In-person and Virtual Event
Note: Dr. Eglee Zent will give her talk live on Zoom from Vermont University. You are invited to join us in person (we'll project her talk on a large screen in Peterson Hall at McGill University) or virtually via Zoom and FB Live.
Dr.Eglee Zent is a Venezuelan scholar with expertise in biological and cultural (and especially biocultural) conservation and Indigenous knowledge. For decades she has been working on the issues of biological and cultural conservation in Venezuela, conducting research in action-oriented collaboration with Indigenous peoples. For her session she will be detailing her work on the recently published community auto-ethnographic book Nï jotï aiye: jkyo jkwainï. Libro comunitario jotï: historia, territorio y vida. This was a project completely designed and originated by the concern of the Jotï Indigenous people in regards to the potential loss of their traditional ecological knowledge, land, ethos and culture. The process of writing the book followed the request of the Jotï in a communal assembly, where they presented the table of contents defined by them. The final result was a book of 529 pages written in collaboration with 205 Jotï authors, edited by teams of native speakers comprised of youth and elders and finally approved in a community assembly attended by hundreds of people. After her presentation there will be a round of comments and questions by some of the professors and students associated with the Leadership for the Ecozoic project before it is opened up to a larger guided conversation.
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