Nancy Turner

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Dr Nancy J. Turner is professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria and a research associate at the Royal BC Museum. She has written several books and articles on ethnobotany, including two companions to this book: Food Plants of Interior First Peoples and Plant Technology of First Peoples in British Columbia.

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Earths Blanket

Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living
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Indigenous peoples have lived on the earth since time immemorial, participating in a cycle of birth, life and death that has sustained them and the plants and animals that share their environment.

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Food Plants Of Coastal First Peoples

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As long as people have lived in
North America, wild plants have been an important source of food. For Native people in western

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Food Plants Of Interior First Peoples

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Nancy Turner describes more than 150 plants traditionally harvested and eaten by First Peoples east of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia and northern Washington. Each description includes information on where to find the plant and a discussion on traditional methods of harvesting and preparation.

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Plant Technology Of First Peoples In British Columbia

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In her third ethnobotany handbook, Nancy Turner focuses on the plants that provided heat, shelter, transportation, clothing, tools, nets, ropes, containers - all the necessities of life for First Peoples.

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Saanich Ethnobotany

Culturally Important Plants of the WSANEC People
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Nancy Turner and Richard Hebda present the results of many years of working with botanical experts from the Saanich Nation on southern Vancouver Island.

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