The event will be held entirely virtually with free registration to make it more accessible to all who wish to attend. Attached is a link to their webpage and a flier for the event below, but also quoted here from their site: "The Summit will provide an opportunity for folks around the nation (centering Indigenous attendees) to learn from Indigenous Knowledge holders, Elders, and scholars in a respectful platform. It will additionally be an opportunity to celebrate and hold space within our communities for Indigenous music, ceremony, and Indigenous epistemologies (knowledges), and ontologies (ways of being)." 2022 National Traditional Ecological Knowledge Summit
For the Elder Stories Event we have pledged to sponsor Gayle Ross, a Cherokee Elder, who will be presenting a special storytelling session. From Lara Jacobs, one of the TEKC event coordinators: "Gayle Ross is a world-renowned storyteller, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, and a direct descendant of John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee during the infamous Trail of Tears. Her grandmother told stories and it is from this rich Native American heritage that Gayle's beautiful storytelling springs." Here is a link to some of her videos: Cherokee Traditional Tales with Gayle Ross — monah
Our support and attendance at the Summit is a unique opportunity for the Microbiology Department to support the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Club and Indigenous students here at OSU while actively demonstrating our commitment to facilitating dialogue and uplifting our community.