Indigenous Knowledge, Inspired by the Land, Fall Lecture Series

September 20, 2019

During four consecutive Tuesdays in October, the UW Arboretum will host four speakers—Patricia Loew, Diana Peterson, Omar Poler and Michael Dockry—who will share their research and reflections about indigenous relationships to the land. No registration is required to attend this free, public lecture series.

What: Fall 2019 Lecture Series: Indigenous Knowledge Inspired by the Land
Where: Arboretum Visitor Center Auditorium (Map, Visitor Information)
When: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 (7:00-8:30 PM)
Please note that while this is a free, public lecture series, donations will be accepted at the door ($10.00 is suggested).

  • October 1
    “Seventh Generation and Native American Futurism” with Patricia Loew, Director, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Northwestern University
  • October 8
    “Cultural Significance of Nature and Gardening to Indigenous Tribal Peoples” with Diana Peterson, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • October 15
    “Our Shared Future: Learning from the Hard Truths of Our Place” with Omar Poler, Interim American Indian Curriculum Services Coordinator, UW-Madison School of Education
  • October 22
    “Using Indigenous Experience and Knowledge to Guide Sustainable Forestry in the Twenty-First Century” with Michael J. Dockry, Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, University of Minnesota

Photo credit: “Monarch on blazing star in Native Plant Garden”, UW-Arboretum