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University of Victoria ethnobotanist Nancy Turner has devoted her academic career to researching the pivotal role plant resources play in Aboriginal cultures and languages. She’s won accolades for her work from around the world but a $1.25 million grant from the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation gives Turner the opportunity to study and conduct research in traditional West Coast Aboriginal territories to strengthen her knowledge even further.
“There’s not much attention given to the fantastic food that many of these people have in the forest,” said Jenne de Beer, a field fellow at the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE), who was among those who conceptualized the festival. The idea for the festival evolved from campfire discussions with local leaders, he added…