Join us for a conversation with Indigenous culture bearers and scientists about the ways climactic and environmental changes are impacting their practices and how they are meeting those changes with resilience and adaptability. This live webinar, “Drylands and Baskets: A ClimateLore Conversation,” draws from an ongoing series called ClimateLore, exploring the intersections of climate and culture in SFA’s through stories in our online journal BorderLore.
BorderLore managing editor Kimi Eisele hosts the live conversation with culture bearers featured in the journal since June, who will share stories of resilience amidst increasingly drier and hotter conditions in Arizona:
Alice Manuel, a basket weaver in the Onk Akimel O’odham tradition and a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. She is a 2017 recipient of a Master-Apprentice Artist Award from the Southwest Folklife Alliance in recognition of her artistry and education.
Terrol Dew Johnson, a Tohono O’odham contemporary basket weaver, sculptor, and health advocate. He is a 2017 recipient of a Master-Apprentice Artist Award from the Southwest Folklife Alliance for his work passing on traditional knowledge of Tohono O’odham basket weaving.
Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson, member of the Hopi Tribe in Northern Arizona and a traditional drylands farmer. He holds a BS in agriculture from Cornell University, a master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University, and a PhD in natural resources from the University of Arizona. He serves as a research associate for the Native American Agricultural Fund.
Also, Dr. Daniel Ferguson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Assistant Professor in the Arizona Institutes for Resilience, and Director of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program at the University of Arizona, will share the larger regional context of climate change impacts and responses.
Made possible, in part, with funding from Arizona Humanities