The 42nd Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology in Vancouver, B.C., May 8–11, 2019
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.
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Kwaxsistalla Wathl’thla Chief Adam Dick
Photo credit: Bert Crowfoot