Indigenous Seed Collection Scientific Presentation
The National Tree Seed Centre (NTSC) maintains a dynamic living library of Canada’s forest genetic resources. The centre is located at the Canadian Forest Service’s Atlantic Forestry Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick. It’s Indigenous Seed Collection Program supports Indigenous-led seed collections of species of medicinal, spiritual, cultural, and economic importance. By creating a network of Indigenous seed collectors from across Turtle Island, we can stay connected and forge reciprocal relationships with the land and each other. The goal is to combine traditional Indigenous ecological knowledge with Western scientific approaches and research to better preserve and protect species of interest to Indigenous communities for the future; particularly as climate change threatens ecosystems.