Nbwaakaawining binjibaamgad Gkendmaawziwin Wisdom from Knowledge: Documenting and Sharing the Indigenous Biocultural Richness of the Greenbelt

Plenty Canada has partnered with the University of Guelph to launch a biocultural knowledge and mapping project to begin restoring Indigenous knowledge, visibility, and character to the Greenbelt as an important Indigenous cultural landscape in Ontario. Our proposed work builds upon the success of a pilot project that we launched with the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (CCUNESCO) to document and safeguard important Indigenous heritage resources along the Niagara Escarpment. We are now planning to expand our research and mapping project to the entire Greenbelt region. The intern will assist Plenty Canada to gather Indigenous knowledge and scientific data and resources to establish a repository of information that will aid public education and serve as the foundation for enhancing awareness of the importance of preserving natural world ecosystems and green spaces to safeguard Indigenous flora through the braiding of Western science and Indigenous Knowledge systems.

Jessica M. Dolan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Robin Roth;Faisal Moola
Partner University: