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Society of Ethnobiology 40th Annual Conference. Montreal, Quebec. May 10-13, 2017. For Profit or Print: Reflecting on How to be a Useful Ethnobiologist.

Canadian Anthropology Society Halifax, Nova Scotia, Solidar(i)tes. May 11-15, 2016. Do Berries Listen?: Wild Food Contamination and Reciprocity in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region.

Society for Applied Anthropology. Intersections. Vancouver, BC. March 29-April, 2016. Monitoring Extreme Extraction in Alberta’s Oil Sands: The Fort McKay Berry Project.

Society of Ethnobiology 39th Annual Conference. Tucson, Arizona. March 16-19, 2016. “Shhh the berries will hear you!”: Ethnobiology, Posthumanism, and Cree-Berry Reciprocal Relationships.

American Anthropology Association 114th Annual Meeting. Denver Colorado. November 18-22, 2015. Risky Participation: The Role of Risk Perception in First Nations Consultation in the Albertan Oil Sands Region.

Society for Economic Botany Conference. Clanwilliam, South Africa. June 29-July 2, 2015. Open Science Network in Ethnobiology Workshop: When Field Notes Become Evidence: Teaching Valuable Note-Taking Skills. 

International Association for the Study of the Commons 15th Biennial Global Conference. The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change. Edmonton, Alberta. May 25-29, 2015. First Nations Perceptions of Wild Food Contamination in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region.

Society of Ethnobiology 38th Annual Conference.Santa Barbara, California. May 6-9, 2015. Electric Ethnobiology: Connecting Students to Nature and Culture Online.With Leslie Main Johnson.

Under Wester Skies 3: Environment, Community and Culture in North America. Calgary, Alberta. September 9-12, 2014. “Why Bother? They’re Just Going to go Ahead Anyway”: The Problem With Traditional Land use Assessments in Alberta.

14th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology. Regenerating Biocultural Ecosystem Resilience. Bhutan. June 1-7, 2014. Film: Using Traditional Knowledge to Adapt to Wild Food Contamination in Canada’s Oil Sands. Funded by Darrell Posey Doctoral Fellowship.

Society of Ethnobiology 37th Annual Conference with Society for Economic Botany. The Energy of People, Places, and Life. Cherokee, North Carolina. May 11-14, 2014. Tasting and Testing: Addressing Aboriginal Concepts of Berry Contamination in Alberta’s Oil Sands Region. Podcast available online. With the Fort McKay Berry Focus Group.

Canadian Anthropology Society Annual Conference, The Unexpected. Edmonton. May 8-11, 2012. Unethical Expeditions: A Lesson in Jargon.

Society of Ethnobiology 35th Annual Conference, Conservation and Communities. Denver Botanic Gardens, April 11-14, 2012. Wehea Dayak Forest Guardians: Becoming Men and Protecting Health. With Andrew Paul.

12th International Congress on Ethnobiology Hishnk-ish tsawalk…Everything is One, Everything is Connected. Tofino, BC, May 9-14, 2010. Traditional Land Use in Alberta, Canada. With Alvin Manychief.

Society of Ethnobiology 28th Annual Conference, Landscapes and People: Linking the Past and Present, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, May 11-14, 2005. Wixárika (Huichol) Management of Amaranth.

Conference Posters

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium. Edmonton, Alberta. February 24-25, 2015. Poster: Eating Berries in the Oil Sands: Using Traditional Knowledge to Observe Berry Quality.

Society of Ethnobiology 36th Annual Conference, Climate Change and Ethnobiology. Denton, Texas. May 15-16, 2013. Poster: Eating Berries Near the Oilsands: Fort McKay’s Observations on Quality and Quantity of Berries in their Traditional Territory. With the Fort McKay Berry Focus Group.

Society of Ethnobiology 32nd Annual Conference, Food: Crops and Noncrops, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1-4, 2009. Poster: “We Eat it Like the Cows”: Huichol (Wixarika) Use and Management of Quelites.

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