2017 Keynote Address

Linda Black Elk

Speaker: Linda Black Elk

“I Fight for My Children”: Pipelines, Plants and People in Indigenous Communities

Location: Montreal Botanical Garden
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 5:30pm

Linda Black Elk Linda (Catawba Nation) is an ethnobotanist specializing in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food and medicine. Linda works to protect food sovereignty, traditional plant knowledge, and environmental quality as an extension of the fight against hydraulic fracturing and the fossil fuels industry. She has written for numerous publications, and is the author of “Watoto Unyutapi”, a field guide to edible wild plants of the Dakota people. Linda is the mother to three Lakota boys and is a lecturer at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota.