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"He ali'i ka 'aina, he kauwa ke kanaka."
The land is chief, the people are its servants.

Welcome to the Ethnobiology Society at UH Manoa!

We are a diverse group of students interested in
the complex interactions between people and all other aspects of nature.

This semester we are returning to
Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Molokai

March 19th-25, 2016


Particpants make your deposit below before Feb 17th
Pay $135.00 fee
by online bank account, debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit


Last semester We returned to Kaho`olawe Island
Oct. 9-13th, 2015

Our Distinguished Lecture Series Speaker

Dr. Nancy Turner
Distinguished Professor and Hakai Professor in Ethnoecology
University of Victoria
October 12-17th, Time TBA

Nancy Turner is an ethnobotanist whose research integrates the
fields of botany and ecology with anthropology, geography and linguistics,
among others. She is interested in the traditional knowledge systems and
traditional land and resource management systems of Indigenous Peoples,
particularly in western Canada.

Nancy has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists in northwestern
North America for over 40 years, collaborating with Indigenous communities
to help document, retain and promote their traditional knowledge of plants and
habitats, including Indigenous foods, materials and medicines, as well as
language and vocabulary relating to plants and environments. Her interests also
include the roles of plants and animals in narratives, ceremonies, language and
belief systems. 

Dr. Turner has authored, co-authored or co-edited over 20 books
(most recently a two-volume book, Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge: Ethnobotany and Ecological Wisdom of Indigenous Peoples of Northwestern North America.



Our other activies include:
workshops, speakers, potluck gatherings,
volunteer service learning, interpretive hikes, and much more.

Each semester we visit a neighbor island to participate in
service learning projects. Past trips include Kaho`olawe with PKO,
Haleakala National Park, Mauna Loa, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kalaupapa national historic Park, `Iao Valley Nature Center on Maui,
and Limahuli Garden on Kaua`i.

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