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Today on the Everything Belongs Podcast, Madison is in conversation with Skye Augustine, who joined from the Lekwungen (pronounced Le-KWUNG-en) lands (also known as Victoria BC). Skye is from the Stz’uminus Nation and is a Hul’q’umi’num’ scholar, marine scientist, and mentor whose leadership supports people to reconnect with ancestral lands, waters and ways of knowing. She is PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University, and she holds a Masters of Science in Geography from the University of Victoria.
Recently, Skye led an award winning restoration project in coastal British Columbia – a collaboration between Hul’q’umi’num’ and SENĆOŦEN speaking knowledge holders, scientists and resource managers. This landscape-scale restoration effort examines the impacts of revitalized ancestral clam garden practices on intertidal ecosystems and human communities - and helps us understand how we can care for the lands that sustain us into the future.
Skye is passionate about supporting Indigenous peoples to reclaim connections with their ancestral territories and foster resilient humans and landscapes during times of rapid change. In this episode, Madison and Skye speak on the impact of colonizations on land stewardship & care on the clam garden and beaches on the west coast of Canada, what reclamation and the resurgence of the ancestral ways can look like on the land, "going low" and getting close to land as a way to foster belonging, health & reciprocity, remembering that we are animals a part of the land and ecosystem and so much more.
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