About the Author

Ellen Simmons


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Ellen Simmons is currently working with the Enâ??owkin Center. Previously she worked with Forrex (Enâ??owkin partner), under the Indigenous Knowledge extension cluster. Forrex, an extension & education organization focused on sustainable approaches in natural resource management. She is currently working with the Syilx Ethical Agriculture project. This project supports the revitalization and reestablishment of traditional harvesting practises in the Okanagan through building an awareness of Traditional Ecology Knowledge and the historical agricultural practises that were sustainable.She also teaches biology that uses an integrative approach in bringing together knowledges and ways of knowing science from Indigenous and western views in education, research and applications.She is an active director for three boards, The Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia and the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program.