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Haíɫzaqv Heritage

Middle - Secondary

Desiree Lawson: Stewardship and Ancestral Laws

In this episode of the Root & STEM podcast, Haíɫzaqv advocate Desiree Lawson shares her mission to preserve and promote her Indigenous values. She explains how the Haíɫzaqv nation views the ocean and why it’s healthy for the environment. She reminisces about traditions she shared with her family and how environmental changes have affected those traditions to describe how Indigenous knowledge and western science can be used in unity to reach goals. As a student, Desiree shares her struggles as an Indigenous woman in school. Finally, Desiree shares the simplest way to support reconciliation and the protection of Indigenous language and culture.

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