sayet shares importance of revitalizing traditional foodways
On February 28, students in the sophomore seminar in environmental studies (ENVS201) greeted guest speaker Rachel Sayet, an anthropologist and educator from the Mohegan Tribe, who spoke to students and other members of the Wesleyan community about revitalizing traditional foodways in New England and beyond.
ENVS201, taught by COE Director Barry Chernoff and assistant professor of environmental studies Helen Poulos, introduces students to critical methods for conducting research on environmental issues, as a primer for performing research in the ENVS major.
During the event, Sayet began by explaining “stories of land and sea,” Indigenous stories that explain the origins of natural phenomena from the color of cliffs to the relationships between flora and fauna.
The event was held in conjunction with the sophomore seminar in environmental studies, team-taught by Barry Chernoff and Helen Poulos.