Spencer Greening (La’goot) is an indigenous scholar from the Tsimshian peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. His current doctoral research examines the relationship between traditional ecological knowledge, indigenous legal systems and indigenous management of ecosystems in a current context. His work has lead him to be honoured as a Trudeau Scholar, one of Canada’s top academic awards. In this episode, April meets with Spencer to discuss government relations and the complexities of indigenous peoples in Canada today.
References mentioned in the episode:
Pound net article: http://www.themeateater.com/conservation/wildlife-management/fish-traps-the-pound-net-revival
Books mentioned in the episode:
Hunters and Bureaucrats : Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon by Paul Nadasdy