Fresh Banana Leaves

by Author Jessica Hernandez PhD

  • Publisher North Atlantic Books
  • Year published 2022
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1623176051
  • Number of pages 260 pages
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Book description

An Indigenous environmental scientist breaks down why western conservationism isn’t working. Through case studies, historical overviews, and stories that center the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous Latin American women and land protectors, Hernandez makes the case that if we’re to recover the health of our planet–for everyone–we need to stop the eco-colonialism ravaging Indigenous lands and restore our relationship with Earth to one of harmony and respect. ebook icon Audio book icon

A 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

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About the Author
Author description

Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’) is a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest. She has an interdisciplinary academic background ranging from marine sciences to environmental physics. She advocates for climate, energy, and environmental justice through her scientific and community work and strongly believes that Indigenous sciences can heal our Indigenous lands.

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