Emily Wells presents her poster at the IASNR Conference in Costa Rica, June 2022.

Though I regret not being able to attend myself this year, it is great to be getting reports from MES student Emily Wells, who is currently attending the IASNR Conference in Costa Rica. Her poster is a beauty, presenting a literature review of research by and with Indigenous people in Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand, enriched with hand-painted illustrations. She plumbs the origins of concepts within the relational values framework, such as stewardship and belonging, while extending that framework to include collective values like cultural/ancestral cohesion and a set of universal values such as inherent responsibility and reciprocal or mutual stewardship. Stay tuned for the paper, and in the meantime have a look at Emily’s blog post about her trip on the ResNet webpage.