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You may have caught the fascinating interview Latino USA did recently with Dr. Jessica Hernandez about her upcoming book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science. If you didn’t, you’re in for a treat. This Maya Ch’orti’ and Zapotec environmental scientist and founder of environmental agency Piña Soul introduces and contextualizes Indigenous environmental knowledge and proposes a vision of land stewardship that heals rather than displaces, that generates rather than destroys. She breaks down the failures of western-defined conservatism and shares alternatives, citing the restoration work of urban Indigenous people in Seattle; her family’s fight against ecoterrorism in Latin America; and holistic land management approaches of Indigenous groups across the continent.
Her book, Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science, is forthcoming this Spring ‘22.
This event is part of the 2022 Sor Juana Festival.