Changing Tides
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Change the story and change the future – merging science and Indigenous knowledge to steer us towards a more benign Anthropocene

  • Author is ecologist working collaboratively with First Nations on integration of traditional knowledge with western science
  • Born and raised in Mexico City and has worked as a marine scientist in Coastal BC, Canada for over 20 years
  • Seeks to find ways of relating to the natural world and natural resources that help create a better future
  • Through his work in marine conservation, he has discovered a path where science and indigenous knowledge meet and work together to create better outcomes for everyone
  • Written to be culturally inclusive and relevant to both native and settler culture
  • Argues that the stories we tell about these changes will affect our future outcomes
  • At this pivotal moment in history, the most important story we can be telling ourselves is that humans are not inherently destructive.
  • We can recognize that indigenous cultures have lived and thrived for millennia with large populations within a finite resource base and large populations of indigenous cultures have lived sustainably for millennia
  • By integrating this traditional knowledge into modern scientific knowledge, a synergistic approach to resource management can be achieved
  • Similar to Sacred Ecology by Fikret Berkes, this book makes an important contribution to the work of reconciliation. It differs in that it has a personal approach and experimental perspective.
  • Takes off where Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer stopped by giving real life examples where Indigenous people are reclaiming control over their resources.
  • Uses real life examples to argue that when Indigenous people are legitimate partners in resource management, it is more likely to ensure the sustainability of those resources
  • Drawing from the author's personal experience as an ecologist, these stories encourage the reader to tell a new story about our future that is optimistic and hopeful

Readers of Braiding Sweetgrass, people interested in natural conservation, climate change and ecology, Native American and Indigenous studies, students of climatology, archeology, anthropology, social science, resource management and ecology


  • The author has worked to ensure his writing is culturally inclusive. The manuscript has received feedback from first nation writers.
  • Author is interested in doing book events and is willing to travel
  • Regional Interest: BC, University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University


1: Gravity Suspended
2: Resisting Least Resistance
3: Coalescing Knowledge
4: Reawakening
5: The Exuberance of Herring
6: Sculpted by River and Story
7: Beautiful Protest
Interlude I
8. Echoes Across the Lake
9. Ditching Our Climate-Wrecking Stories
Interlude II
10. At the Edge of Geologic Epochs
11. Transformation

About the Author
A Note About the Publisher



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Published 09 June 2020
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EAN13 9781897408322
Language English
Document size 794 MB