CWB-VIU Speakers Series: Skye Augustine – Clams: Ancient Beach Gardening on the Pacific Coast


Some Grow Carrots; Others Grow Clams

An evening about ancient beach gardening on the Pacific coast

Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 pm
VIU Cowichan Campus, Room 140

Skye Augustine

Northwest Indian College and Clam Garden Network

An upbeat and interesting evening about ancient beach gardening on the Pacific Coast. Presented by Skye Augustine. Skye, a Coast Salish woman of mixed heritage, carries the Hul’qumi’num name Hwsyun’yun from the Stz’uminus Nation. She is currently the Associate Director of the Salish Sea Research Center at Northwest Indian College on the Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, WA.

Skye has a passion for traditional coastal foods and marine science, particularly the interaction of these around education, Aboriginal rights and title, and the conservation of coastal resources. She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geography at the University of Victoria, and has worked with Parks Canada on clam gardens since 2009. In particular, she has investigated the relationship between clam garden restoration and conservation policy, and used GIS to identify key regions for clam garden restoration. Skye is also a collaborator on the Learning By The Sea program in the southern Gulf Islands.

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Author: Jill Thompson
Type : Presentation