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Mko’Mosé Greenfest Keynote Lecture: “A Meditation on Remembering What it Means to be Human: Knowledge for a Changing Climate”

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Mko’Mosé (Andrew Judge), professor and coordinator of Indigenous Studies at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario, Canada, will deliver UNC Asheville’s Fall 2019 Greenfest Keynote Lecture, A Meditation on Remembering What it Means to be Human: Knowledge for a Changing Climate, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room. This event is free and open to everyone.

More about Mko’Mosé, from UNC Asheville’s Office of Sustainability:

Mko’Mosé is a professor and coordinator of Indigenous Studies at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario, Canada. He specializes in traditional indigenous knowledge and works with Elders across North America to support “the conscious awakening of his students and himself.” Judge is an initiated Mayan day-count keeper and regularly participates in the ancient ceremonial practices of his Anishinaabe ancestors.

He is currently developing programming in Indigenous land-based practices and invites his students to work with traditional medicines and foods to learn the ways of the ancestors. In the summer of 2018, he founded Minjimendan (“In a state of remembering”) an indigenous foods garden dedicated to helping the community remember their role in restoring the vitality of the Earth. The spiraling terraced garden aims to inspire a revitalization of indigenous foods systems and land based sustainability practices. In Mko’Mosé’s words, “The spiral is the basis for all life on Earth, and it’s found in almost every natural growing thing on the planet. What it comes down to is the spinning of the Earth around the sun, and the sun going around the galaxy.”

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Date:
September 24, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

Office of Sustainability
Phone:
828.251.6627
Email:
sustain@unca.edu
Website:
https://sustainability.unca.edu/

Venue

Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room
One University Heights
Asheville,NC28804United States
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Phone:
828.251.6990
Website:
https://highsmith.unca.edu