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Evening with Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Author Michael Wilken-Robertson

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Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center

5180 Tecolote Road

San Diego, CA 92110

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Learn from Kumeyaay Ethnobotany author Michael Wilken-Robertson at Tecolote Nature Center! Book signing to follow author's conversation.

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Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid photographs. It connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations.

Join us for a presentation by anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson, whose advocacy and applied research have allowed him to develop lifelong friendships with many Native Baja Californians and to collaborate in cultural revitalization efforts. The talk will explore the fascinating world of northern Baja California’s original peoples and their descendants, whose profound knowledge of the land has sustained them from ancient times to the present. The author will also share some of the stories behind the book. A book signing will follow the talk.

Bio for Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany

Anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson’s research and advocacy work with Native Baja Californians has explored traditional arts (pottery, basketry, oral narratives, and song), ethnobotany, history, languages, and cultural landscapes of the indigenous peoples of the northern Baja California region. He has developed lifelong collaborative relationships with native artists and traditional authorities to foster cultural revitalization and sustainable community development. Wilken-Robertson’s fascination with native plants and the natural landscapes of the Californias has inspired him to explore the many ways that humans have interacted with their environments, from the ancient past into the present. Wilken-Robertson currently teaches in the anthropology department at California State University, San Marcos.

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