Briana Albini Graduate Assistant at First Nations Educational & Cultural Center and Masters Candidate in the Masters Public Affairs/Masters of Science Environmental Science in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University
Historical and ongoing trauma have caused loss in cultural practices and identity for many Native individuals. Plants, and the ecological landscape they reside in, are a fundamental component of tribal and cultural identity. Albini will discuss how re-learning traditional natural resource management strategies and environmental practices can connect an individual to their cultural identity. Through this journey, Native individual’s increase their entire community’s resilience to climate change and ongoing colonial traumas.