For those of us still “marinating” in the rich soup of cultural and ecological connections that we were exposed to at CHESS 2016: Bison Landscapes, Mountain Places–and for those who missed it–this 10 minute video by the Wildlife Conservation Society (The Iinnii Initiative: The Return of the Buffalo) is a great introduction to the bison reintroduction initiative and the collaborative work of the Blackfeet to bring bison back to their traditional territories.
Plains Bison Reintroduction in Banff National Park
Wes Olson, bison ecologist, artist and consultant
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Assistant Professor at York University
Jennifer Bonnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University. She is the author of Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014), and co-editor with Marcel Fortin of Historical GIS Research in Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2014). She is currently working on an environmental history of beekeeping and environmental change in the Great Lakes Region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Latest posts by Jennifer Bonnell (see all)
- Back to the Woods: This Time, Seeking Stories - December 12, 2019
- 2018 Melville-Nelles-Hoffman Lecture in Environmental History - October 24, 2018
- Kate Brown to give 2018 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History - February 13, 2018
- Cracks in the Pavement - October 19, 2017
- The Iinnii Initiative: Reintroducing Bison to Blackfoot Country - June 6, 2016
- Natural History for Historians? - March 28, 2016
- Lessons Learned from 18 Months of Trial-By-Fire Teaching - January 7, 2015
- Highway to Nowhere: The Don Valley Parkway and the Development of Toronto’s North-East - May 14, 2014
- From the Archives to the Bee Yard - June 25, 2012
- Thinking with Bees - February 13, 2012