Forestry Postdocotral Teaching and Research Fellow Teresa Ryan, draws from her ancestral Tsimtian heritage and her work as a fisheries scientist and natural resource conservation expert. Motivated by the way her forefathers interacted with the environment, Dr. Ryan demonstrates how the synergistic Aboriginal knowledge of cyclic resource production and variability can help promote the sustainable use of fishing resources today. Though her given name today is Teresa Ryan, this respected marine scientist was born under a different name: Sm’hayetsk. Teresa is a member of the Tsimtian First Nations group.
TEDx Talk: Ancestral Legacy of Nature’s Connections
March 26, 2018 Author: UBC Forestry
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