How secure are a far-flung global economy – and our food supply – in a time of climate change? Native American historian John Mohawk explores how civilizations have coped with previous Earth changes, or have collapsed. Seedsman and author Gary Paul Nabhan expresses the power of restoring reciprocal relationships with the foods we eat. Both present compelling perspectives for conserving our collective knowledge of our relationship to plants, and looking to the local.
About John Mohawk
John Mohawk, Ph.D. (1944-2006) was a Seneca elder, scholar, activist, farmer and citizen diplomat who brought extraordinarily wide-ranging insights to the sweep of human history and bridged the post-modern Western world with the traditional worldview of Native peoples. The founder of the legendary journal, Akwesasne Notes (1967-1983), he was the Director of Indigenous Studies at the Center for the Americas at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a columnist for Indian Country Today. He authored several books, including Utopian Legacies: A History of Conquest & Oppression in the Western World. A vigorous advocate of Indigenous people’s rights, he was a founding board member of the Seventh Generation Fund and the Indian Law Resource Center, and served as a member of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy Grand Council.