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Cnoc na Gaoithe Cultural Centre, Tulla,

Reimagining The Great Forest of Aughty

Reimagining The Great Forest of Aughty

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Reimagining The Great Forest of Aughty
Reimagining The Great Forest of Aughty

Time & Location

22 Jul 2023, 11:00 – 23 Jul 2023, 17:00

Cnoc na Gaoithe Cultural Centre, Tulla, , Chapel St, Tulla, Co. Clare, Ireland

About The Event

“Re-Imagining The Great Forest of Aughty" is a Symposium/Meitheal focused on this Upland Native Woodland Restoration Project, a Farmer/Community/NGO/State/Partnership approach with multiple benefits for East Clare & South Galway. The project has support from the NPWS and from Clare and Galway Biodiversity Officers.

We are delighted to host this cross-cultural and community exchange exploring the Indigenous Forest management traditions of North America with Special guests Ron Waukau & Mc Kaylee Duquain, forest managers of the Menominee Nation.

Known as "The Keepers of the Forest" , the Menominee hold a wealth of culture & tradition around the sustainable management and utilisation of their diverse & flourishing forest which is rooted in their deep connection with it.

They will share with us some of this wealth of forest tradition as a way to inform & inspire the next phase of The Great Forest of Aughty and its potential multiple benefits for local farmers, communities and nature. The Woodland League have presented the Menominee “close to nature“ forestry management model as one of the best examples to replicate for many years.

"The Menominee people believed that their land was their sacred body, the values of their culture are their soul, and the water is their blood. Therefore to the Menominee, the forest and its living creatures are viewed as food for their very existence ."

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