In addition to gathering botanical data, the original field research also gathered information on ritual uses of plants, the naming and classification of plants in the indigenous languages, beliefs regarding plants, and attitudes toward development of plant sources. -- Biology Digest
About the Author
Robin J. Marles
is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Botany Department at Brandon University in Manitoba. He has been conducting research on the traditional uses, chemistry, pharmacology, and sustainable production of medicinal and edible plants for over 20 years. Christina Clavelle
recently completed her Master's degree from the University of Saskatchewan Biology and Anthropology/Archaeology Departments. Leslie Monteleone
is a graduate student in the University of Alberta Botany Department. Natalie Tays
is a member of the Nisichawayasihk First Nation and a school teacher in Nelson House, Manitoba. Donna Burns
is a member of the James Smith First Nation, James Smith 100 Reserve, Saskatchewan, and a former University of Saskatchewan student.