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https://t.co/CYpl1VvUto. U of Guelph. Former Director General at David Suzuki Foundation. Scientist working in solidarity w Indigenous Peoples. Tweets are my own.
Feb 16 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I was violently detained by police for carrying my sleeping infant daughter into my home w porch lights off. A white neighbour called the police on me for "breaking into my own home". The cops didn't hug me. They had me on the ground, screaming obscenities #WhitePrivilege The experience of Black, Indigenous and other people of colour and the poor with the police in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ could not be more different from the nauseating displays of affection and support given to the white supremacists holding this country hostage. We have always known this.
Feb 15 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I made you a mixtape. #HappyValentinesDay
Sep 25, 2021 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Another mature tree being cut down in Parkdale. Our community has among the lowest tree canopy cover in the city and where residents have little access to ecohealth benefits of green space that whiter and wealthier neighborhoods enjoy in Toronto. What a waste πŸ˜• @Sandra_Pella This tree sits above a rooming house that homes vulnerable residents as well as my own flat. It provides shade on πŸ₯΅ days, cleans the air of pollutants in πŸš™πŸš— exhaust, reduces threat of flooding, habitat for birds and other wildlife that bring us great joy and mental relief 🌿
May 4, 2021 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Too often the only things we read about in western media about Pakistan are stories about corruption & violence, if media covers this beautiful country at all. This πŸ“Έ of brown bear in the country's Deosai plateau region brings me such joy.1

RT @omar_quraishi Gilgit Baltistan One of my former grad students is from this stunning region. Inshallah I will one day see Pakistan's beautiful wildlife and ecosystems for myself #LoveNature #Fight4Nature
May 4, 2021 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 2 min read
In my humble opinion as someone who has devoted most of their life to conservation, Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, Indigenous Guardians networks are the most exciting and impactful development in nature conservation in a very very long time.

#decolonizeconservation Important to remember that Indigenous conservation is nothing new. Indigenous Peoples have been stewarding traditional lands & waters for millennia. Colonial Govs and the conservation science and NGO community is finally recognizing its significance, collaboration, support.
Feb 3, 2021 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 7 min read
There is a crisis in leadership among @bcndp @jjhorgan in making tough (but common sense) decision to cancel #SiteC dam which reporters like @sarahcox_bc have drawn attention to.I'll give you a small personal perspective as scientist working in support of several First Nations 1/ 2/ I have testified before Joint Review Panel, published several peer-reviewed studies, advised #BCUC and had informal conversations w @bcndp elected officials on how #SiteC threatens critical ecological resources, that First Nations and others rely upon #naturalcapital 2/
Jan 8, 2020 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
One of my wonderful PhD students, Ghanimat Azdahri, was on the plane that crashed in Tehran this morning. Ghanimat was on her way back to @uofg after visiting her family and traditional Indigenous territories in Iran over the December break. The students and I are in so much pain @uofg Ghanimat was a beloved member of our research group. Her PhD research was devoted to advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples in conservation and protection of biocultural knowledge. Our @ICCAConsortium colleagues have released a beautiful statement: iccaconsortium.org/index.php/2020……
Apr 28, 2019 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 4 min read
What I find strange about
eliminating 50 Million Tree program is that it’s exactly type of land stewardship program conservatives should like as it supports volunteer action by landowners rather than impose regulatory req. to plant trees on private property #WINWIN The PR folks in Premier's Office are claiming that tree planting by the Forest Industry (which is a legal requirement and mostly happens in northern Ontario to reforest logged areas) some how makes up for the elimination of tree planting programs in southern Ontario. It doesn't.