Climate Change through the TEK lens with Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield
Join the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge virtually, Sunday, June 13th, at 11 AM, for a deeper look into climate change with Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield. Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) has always and continues to inform Indigenous Lifeways, specifically regarding interruptions in seasonal patterns. Honoring TEK practices can enrich and invigorate contemporary western climate change response and land management practice.
Start the day with trail tips and family activities, at 10 AM. Activity bags will be available to pick up ahead of time, First Saturdays of the month, Saturday, June 6th during Big Paddle at Seasons Coffee Shop in the Old Liberty Theater AND the Clark County Historical Museum booth (while supplies last). Family activity kits for June will include the items you need for a cordage-making activity, all inside a Color-it-Yourself canvas tote bag.
This month’s color-your-own canvas bag features the Lamprey. Lamprey or ‘eel’ is an important First Food for many Pacific Northwest Indigenous Peoples. Our special guest, Dr. Chisholm Hatfield comes from the Siletz Nation where eel is still valued today.
Our cultural craft this month is Cordage. Across the PNW a special braiding technique, unique to the region, was used in everything from fishing line to mat weaving to rope making.
EVENT: Sunday, June 13th, 2021, @ 10 & 11 AM, online!
Second Sundays in 2021 will be virtual and can be viewed on and after the event dates on the Friends Facebook and Youtube Channels.