Wildcrafting: Ways We Can Honour Reconciliation by How We Practice Harvesting & Cultivation
Wildcrafting is a practice that has been a popular way to harvest and gather plants in the wild and a selling feature for commercial products. As herbalists we learn about sustainable ways to harvest, what plants we can cultivate, and which to leave alone due to their population/ endangered status. But what has been missing from this conversation is the honouring of the traditional practices and lands of the peoples whose land and territories that the gathering or harvesting is being done upon. In the was of honouring reconciliation, the land and the Indigenous peoples in which traditional lands we are upon we will discuss ways in which we can honour reconciliation by how we practice harvesting & cultivation.
3 learning objectives:
- Importance of recognizing traditional lands and treaty rights
- Building reconciliatory relationships
- Ways that one can be a good ally