Florida Herbal Conference | February 25-27, 2021
Florida Herbal Conference

Linda Black Elk

Linda Black Elk is an ethnobotanist specializing in teaching about culturally important plants and their uses as food and medicine. Linda works to build curriculum and ways of thinking that will promote and protect food sovereignty, traditional plant knowledge, and environmental quality as an extension of the fight against hydraulic fracturing and the fossil fuels industry. Linda and her family have been spearheading a grassroots effort to provide organic, traditional, shelf stable food and traditional Indigenous medicines to elders and others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Linda has written for numerous publications, and is the author of “Watoto Unyutapi”, a field guide to edible wild plants of the Dakota people. Linda spends her time foraging, hiring, and fishing on the prairie with her husband and three sons, who are all members of the Oceti Sakowin. Linda currently serves as the Food Sovereignty Coordinator at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Linda, our 2018 Keynote speaker, will be participating in our Saturday panel, Community and Herbalism in the Pandemic Era

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