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Margo Robbins' lecture for Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire
Everyone is invited to attend this live Zoom event with Margo Robbins. In her talk "Climate Change and Native Knowledge," she will discuss the traditional fire practices of Native people and how these land management practices sustained healthy ecosystems. The scope and scale of the catastrophic wildfires we are facing today were not part of the landscape when Native people were stewards of the land. At this critical time in history when megafires and climate change build upon each other, there is yet hope to to alter the course of our future and that hope lies in Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

Margo Robbins is the co-founder and executive director of the Cultural Fire Management Council. She is also a co-lead and advisor for the Indigenous People's Burn Network. Margo comes from the traditional Yurok village of Morek, and is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe. She gathers and prepares traditional food and medicine, is a basket weaver, and regalia maker. She is also the Indian Education Director for the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School district, a mom, and a grandma.

"Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire" is an 11-week series exploring how we are shaping this era of megafires and how it is shaping us. Speakers from across the arts, humanities, and environmental sciences will help us scan the horizon for the ideas and stories that can guide us through this critical and disorienting time.

Talks in the series will be broadcast live on Zoom Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST from January 4 to March 15. Learn more and register for other talks here: https://bit.ly/3lHTlex

This series is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University (OSU) and co-sponsored by OSU's Arts and Education Complex, OSU's Center for the Humanities, OSU's Sustainability Office, and Terrain.org.

Jan 18, 2022 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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