The Impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation on Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Dr. Priscilla Settee

February 12, 2020

Priscilla Settee is a member of Cumberland House Swampy Cree First Nations and a Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, where she teaches an Indigenous Food Sovereignty course, as well as other courses. Settee is Adjunct Professor for the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba, where she serves graduate students working on Indigenous food sovereignty. She has won recognition nationally and internationally as an award-winning professor and as a global educator/activist. She is the author of two books: Pimatisiwin: Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems (2013), which looks at global Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and The Strength of Women: Ahkameyimohk (2011), which examines the role of Indigenous women’s stories in establishing truth, reconciliation, and social change.  She is also the co-editor of the Indigenous textbook called Expressions in Canadian Native Studies (2001). Dr. Settee’s new co-edited book on Indigenous food sovereignty will be published in 2020. Her other research includes gang-exiting Indigenous youth and Indigenous social economies. She is a kohkum (grandmother) to Nya Lily and Lola Rose and is a founding member of the City Park Community Garden. Dr. Settee also serves on the Seed Save Canada Board and the global Cultural Conservancy Board, and is a newly appointed David Suzuki Fellow, through which she is researching the impact of climate change on trappers’ livelihoods.