Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska
Ungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi- All the Land’s Surface is Medicine
Please join us for a virtual "meet-and-greet" with the authors and contributors of a new book Ungcautnguuq Nunam Qainga Tamarmi- All the Land’s Surface is Medicine: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwest Alaska. We'll hear from cultural anthropologist
Ann Fienup-Riordan, Yup’ik language expert Alice Rearden, ethnobotanist Kevin Jernigan, and photographer Jacqueline Cleveland. Pre-registration is required and you will receive the Zoom link via email once registered. The meeting will be recorded and made available to registered participants. Please call the office at 907-770-3692 with questions.
About the book:
"Close to one hundred men and women from all over southwest Alaska share knowledge of their homeland and the plants that grow there. They speak eloquently about time spent gathering and storing plants and plant material during snow-free months, including gathering greens during spring, picking berries each summer, harvesting tubers from the caches of tundra voles, and gathering a variety of medicinal plants. The book is intended as a guide to the identification and use of edible and medicinal plants in southwest Alaska, but also as an enduring record of what Yup’ik men and women know and value about plants and the roles plants continue to play in Yup’ik lives."