Cory Cliffe, 7 Generations Steward Society, will be presenting about First Nations traditional medicine and the impacts of invasive species. This presentation is designed to highlight the need to research and protect traditional medicines and provide education for consultants working in First Nation territories – not just to identify significant species but to have the forethought to connect with elders and community to protect what traditionally belongs to the nations of the land.
Meet the Speaker
Founder, 7 Generation Stewards Society
Cory Cliffe, born in Richmond BC, is a member of the Lekwiltok People of Campbell River and is a father of three. Cory grew up up and down the west coast of Canada and the USA finally settling down in his home territory. At the age of 23 he began his journey in environmental work. First Nations Archeology connected Cory to his ancestors and gave him the passion to learn how he can make a difference. While working part time in archeology, Cory worked in the natural resource sector identifying things that would later cause him concern and give him the drive to found 7 Generation Stewards Society. Cory and his team have started planning for future generations and how we all are going to heal the coast that we are responsible for.