Interdisciplinary project documents indigenous knowledge of native plants

Image of Quercus kelloggii, the black oak, herbarium specimen

“The goal is to enhance STEM education here at Fresno State, to include in scientific databases local, native knowledge of plants including their geographic distribution, their uses and the vocabulary associated with these plants in native languages,” said Dr. Brian Agbayani. “…it’s important for us to be both supporters and stewards in the region.”

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Linguistics team heads to Montana

Linguistics department heading to do field work in Montana.

From left: Diamond Henderson, John Simonian, Professors Chris Golston and John Boyle, Deanna Davis, Trevor Driscoll headed out to Montana last week to do some native language preservation field work at the Crow Summer Institute in Little Big Horn. We will have a full story when they return in three weeks.

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