In Memory

Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick 1929 - 2018

Jessica Mae Orozco 1987 - 2018

We dedicate this year's conference to two influential ethnobiologists who have just passed: Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick and Jessica Orozco. Both Kwaxsistalla and Jessica represent the depth, beauty, and potential of ethnobiology. During their lives, both did much to help us understand people’s relationships with their surrounding environments. Adam did so as a foremost knowledge-holder, Elder, and Chief; Jessica as one of the up-and-coming leaders in ethnobiology who did so much to energize those around her. Their style of teaching and leading was very different, yet we have gained so very much from both of them. They will be dearly missed.

To learn more about the contributions of these ethnobiologists, please visit
http://archive.ecotrust.org/indigenousleaders/2011/chief_adam_dick.html and
https://kdminer.com/news/2018/nov/01/obituary-jessica-mae-orozco/

Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick

Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick
Photo credit: Bert Crowfoot

Jessica Orozco

Jessica Orozco