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Montreal Botanical Garden
Coming up in 2012: “One Thousand Days for the Planet Mission” starting June 22, with live links to the crew of the Sedna IV research vessel on its voyage examining the state of the planet’s biodiversity.

CIHR Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines– access publications, photos, Cree translations of research summaries, media coverage and more on the work of a  multidisciplinary team of scientists working with the Cree of Eeyou Istchee in Northern Quebec to evaluate the antidiabetic activity of medicinal plants used by traditional healers.  See also:  
Learning from the Elders: Research Profile – CIHR

Global Initiatives in Traditional Medicines The World Medicines Situation 2011 - WHO

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. See also the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Review article: Comprehensive Evidence-Based Assessment and Prioritization of Potential Antidiabetic Medicinal Plants: A Case Study from Canadian Eastern James Bay Cree Traditional Medicine.

Related Publications

Ecohealth and Aboriginal Health: A Review of Common Ground 

A unique edition of LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment

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Walk for knowledge: Dr. Stanley Vollant, the first Aboriginal surgeon in Quebec, is on a unique walk across the province of Quebec to meet with  Elders to learn more about Quebec’s traditional medicines and to write a book for youth about traditional knowledge.  He has started to accumulate samples of many of the herbs and barks that have been used traditionally in Aboriginal medicine.

Action plan for species at risk – In Quebec, the Lac St. Jean Model Forest is one example where surveys of traditional knowledge about medicinal plants are being carried out as part of an action plan for species at risk.

Traditional Plant Knowledge

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