North Georgia has a rich history of Native American culture, which has had a lasting impact on the historical and ecological development of the area. Presented by FIND Outdoors, Dr. Joe Candillo will explore this rich history in his presentation “The Importance of Land and the Living Natural Environment to Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.”
Joe Candillo is a tribally enrolled citizen of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Tribe of Arizona. He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies with a concentration in Indigenous Studies, and his research background focuses on Native American spirituality, aboriginal North American environmental adaptation, and material culture traditions.
Dr. Candillo’s presentation will visit a number of modern Western philosophies associated with the understanding and management of land and compare/contrast these philosophies with how Indigenous peoples traditionally understood the natural living world.
This presentation will take place at the Anna Ruby Falls Picnic Area. The event is free to attend, but registration is encouraged.
This program is supported by a grant from Georgia Humanities.