Secwepemc People & Plants: Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany

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Abstract: This volume represents a culmination of collaborative research on Secwepemc (Shuswap) ethnobotany and ethno-ecology based on more than twenty years of research that has engaged Secwepemc elders, community members and a group of indigenous and non-indigenous academic researchers, supported by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and other local organizations in the Secwepemc Nation. The joint research and writing by knowledgeable Secwepemc elders and plant specialists, working together with academic researchers comprises multiple interdisciplinary approaches that range from ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, nutrition, environmental science, to archaeology and linguistic anthropology. Together, they have enabled a detailed understanding of the practices and knowledge systems surrounding the past and present relationships of the Secwepemc people with the plant world as part of the wider relationship with their homeland and its life forms. This volume of specific research contributions, together with a Secwepemc Ethnobotany to be published separately, will highlight the critical importance of plants and environments for Secwepemc health, well-being and cultural identity. Moreover, this work can serve as a model for other interdisciplinary collaborative community based research projects, and we are proud to be able to present our findings through this new Society of Ethnobiology venue.

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Secwepemc People and Plants: Research Papers in Shuswap Ethnobotany (entire volume)
Edited by Marianne B. Ignace, Nancy J. Turner, and Sandra L. Peacock.
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1. Introduction to the Volume
by Nancy J. Turner, Marianne B. Ignace, and Sandra L. Peacock
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2. Re tsúwet.s-kucw ne Secwepemcúl̓ecw: Secwepemc Resource Use and Sense of Place
by Ronald E. Ignace and Marianne B. Ignace
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3. Archaeological Approaches to Long-term Secwepemc Plant Use in the Interior Plateau, British Columbia
by George P. Nicholas, Nancy Jules Bonneau, and Leisl Westfall
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4. Linking the Archaeology and Ethnobotany: An Interpretation of Ancient Plant Remains from Stk’emlupsemc Traditional Territory
by Michèle Wollstonecroft and Gladys Baptiste
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5. Re Secwépemc Re Syecwmenúl̓ecwems: Secwepemc Stewardship of Land and Resources
by Sandra L. Peacock, Marianne B. Ignace, and Nancy J. Turner
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6. Nutrients in Selected Secwepemc Traditional Food Species
by Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Dawn Loewen, Sandra L. Peacock, Donna Leggee, and Nancy J. Turner
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7. Yellow Glacier Lily (Erythronium grandiflorum): An Important Root Vegetable for the Secwepemc and Neighbouring Peoples of the Northwest Interior Plateau
by Dawn C. Loewen, Nancy J. Turner, with Mary Thomas
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8. The Ethnolichenology of Wila (Bryoria fremontii): An Important Edible Lichen of Secwepemc Country and Neighboring Territories
by Stuart Crawford
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9. The Importance of Secwepemc Cultural Knowledge in Understanding the Antimicrobial Chemistry of Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
by Kelly Bannister, with Mary Thomas
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10. “Everything Is Deteriorating”: Environmental and Cultural Loss in Secwepemc Territory
by Mary Thomas, Nancy J. Turner, and Ann Garibaldi
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11. Coyote, Grouse and Trees: Secwepemc Lessons about Ethnobiological Knowledge
by Marianne B. Ignace, Nancy J. Turner, and Ronald E. Ignace
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12. Re tmicw te skukwstéls es tuwitentels: Secwepemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom Now and in the Future
by Marianne B. Ignace, Ronald E. Ignace, and Nancy J. Turner
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13. Conclusionsby Marianne B. Ignace, Nancy J. Turner, and Sandra L. Peacock
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