Lyla June Johnston

3000-year-old Solutions to Modern Problems (ZOOM)

Indigenous Peoples leveraged immense influence on their surrounding lands, fires, and waters in ways that could heal our planet today. Lyla June will share her research on the ways in which pre-colonial Indigenous Nations gardened large regions of Turtle Island (aka the Americas) to produce abundant food systems for humans and non-humans. The success of these systems is believed to be due to their underlying value system of respect, reverence, responsibility and reciprocity.