Transformative Politics of the Wild

Re-emergence of Netukulimk in Mi'kma'ki: Awakening the Sleeping Giant.

Dr. Albert Marshall, Elder, Eskasoni First Nation, Cape Breton, NS
Lisa Young, Executive Director, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Eskasoni NS

Elder Albert Marshall is the highly regarded spokesperson for the Mi’kmaw Elders of Unama’ki on environmental issues.  Elder Albert brought forward the concept of etuaptmumk [AY-TUA-TA-MONGK] or two-eyed seeing as a guiding principle for the Integrative Science Program at Cape Breton University -- where he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2009. Two-eyed seeing promotes the balance between traditional Indigenous knowledges and contemporary science.

Albert advises and lectures internationally on the environment, collaboration with non-Aboriginal society, traditional healing, Mi’kmaq orthography and language and First Nations’ vision of science. Has twice spoken in this ESS Lecture series on Indigenous knowledge, sustainability, and Netukulimk.

Lisa Young is the Executive Director, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) , a leading Mi'kmaw natural resources and environmental management organization. Lisa joined UINR shortly after graduating with a BSc in Biology from York University. She participates on a number of committees including Pitu’paq, Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative, Mi’kmaq Forestry Advisory Committee, the Joint Committee on Climate Action, and the Advisory Committee on Climate Action and the Environment. Lisa had the privilege of contributing to the report We Rise Together: Achieving Pathway to Canada Target 1 as a member of the Indigenous Circle of Experts.    

Co-hosted with the Transformative Politics of the Wild project and The MacEachen Institute, Dalhousie University

Please note: Valérie Courtois, Director, Indigenous Leadership Initiative, Happy Valley/Goose Bay NL, who was also previously scheduled to is unable to join us this week.


Lectures, Seminars




Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue



Additional Information

Part of the Winter 2020 ESS Lecture Series hosted by the College of Sustainability.

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