In this episode, we welcome Jessica Hernandez, a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. Her work is grounded in her Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands.
Jessica is the author of the newly published Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science.
(The musical offering in this episode is Debt by Luna Bec.)
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