Bonus: Understanding from the Land with Dr Melissa Arcand: Diversity Imperative Podcast

Understanding from the Land with Dr Melissa Arcand

Diversity Imperative Podcast

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Today we are featuring an episode from one of Positively Farming Media members Diversity Imperative with Erin Gowriluk & Hannah Konschuh. You might remember Hannah from Episode 146 when we chatted about Women in Leadership and Gender Diversity.

This episode is from Diversity Imperative when they were joined by Dr. Melissa Arcand is an Assistant Professor and Soil Biogeochemist from the University of Saskatchewan and also the academic advisor for students in the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program, which trains students to work in resource management and land governance in Indigenous communities across Canada.

We discuss how Melissa’s work as a natural scientist intersects with that of Indigenous knowledge systems, and we get the history lesson you wished you would have had years ago when it comes to Indigenous agriculture on the prairies and the oppressive policies put in place by the government of the day. Melissa also shares the work she leads that empowers First Nations land managers.

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Katelyn Duban

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Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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