Tending the Earth: Exploring Ethnobotany and Land Etiquette with Solange Aguilar

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Solange Aguilar will be sharing some practical uses of native plants, gathering tips, and why it's important to know where you are, who the people of the land are, and different ways on how to be a better relative to both the land and the people who have taken care of the land since time immemorial.

Solange Aguilar:

Solange Aguilar (They/Ze) is a Mescalero Apache, Yo'eme, & Filipinx (Kalinga & Kapampangan) artist, poet, and zinemaker currently living in Qenepstin, Chumash Territory (Santa Barbara, CA). In 2020, they won first place in the Santa Barbara Poetry Slam. In 2021, they received an artist scholarship from The Pachamama Skillshare and Women's Creative Collective for Change. They also began a fellowship from the Artist2Artist program by the Art Matters Foundation. In 2022, their zines "Alternatives to White Sage, Palo Santo, Cedar, Sweetgrass, and Copal" and "Skoden: The Ultimate Indigenous Road Trip Guide" were both selected to be included in Harvard Library's zine collection. In 2023, their poem "Alt-Universe", along with their artwork entitled "Decolonial Dream #4", was published in the summer issue of News from Native California.

The Sustainably SBPL series is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


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