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“Stone Language: Voice of the Ancestors” – A Presentation by Dr. Fred Wiseman

December 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dr. Wiseman kneeling in the wilderness.
Saturday, December 16th
2:00PM – 3:30PM
This is a virtual presentation

This year, the Institute for American Indian Studies Annual Native American-Archaeology Roundtable series seeks to explore ecological ties, past and present, through the sharing of new technologies, new findings, and new analyses that help bring Indigenous communities into greater focus.

Dr. Frederick Wiseman is a paleobotanist, Indigenous scholar and advocate, who has lived within the powerful ambiguities between the spiritual and the academic. Over the last decades, Wiseman has found that ecological and materialist concepts and principles learned from his earlier Tohono O’Odam, Yoreme, Yoeme , and Maya  ethnobotanical mentors can be reconfigured into a way of thinking and study that seamlessly integrates Indigenous and scientific perspective. In 2012, Wiseman founded the Seeds of Renewal Project which reintroduced ancestral Wabanaki crops, ceremony, horticulture, music, and cuisine into an integrated Indigenous American Abenaki  biocultural calendar that runs to this day. Join Dr. Wiseman, along with IAIS Staff, for a virtual presentation and discussion of his work, which he believes may be used in cultural recovery, wellness, and as a way to deter assaults on the American Abenaki communities’ ethnic legitimacy.

This presentation is the first in a series of talks that seeks to explore the deep ecological ties of Indigenous communities, past and present, through the sharing of new technologies, new findings, and new analyses.

Please register online in order to receive a Zoom link. Questions? Please call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. Price of participation: Free for IAIS and LHAC Members; $10 for Non-Members. Support for this program has been provided by the Jane Goodall Center at Western Connecticut State University.

Price of Participation


Free for IAIS and LHAC Members; $10 for Non-Members


December 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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