Mir Lecture Series presents Wade Davis: The Wayfinders: Why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world

By Contributor
March 13th, 2013

The Mir Lecture Series and the Columbia Basin Trust present renowned anthropologist Wade Davis April 3 in Nelson. Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures.  Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century so we do not lose this vast archive of knowledge and expertise.

Davis grew up in British Columbia and is a licensed river guide.  He has also worked as a forestry technician and a park ranger.  His academic credentials are impressive, holding degrees in anthropology, biology and a PhD in ethnobotany from Harvard University.  Davis spent over three years living in the Amazon River basin, collecting plant specimens and studying them for their therapeutic values.

Wade is currently an explorer in residence at the National Geographic Centre.  He has been named by the National Geographic Society as An Explorer of the Millenium, and described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity”.

Wade has made a career out of exploring ancient cultures and traditions, including the medicinal properties of indigenous plants around the world. He is also an avid photographer, and some of his works have recently been part of a display called: No Strangers:  Ancient Wisdom in a modern world, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. 

Wade Davis brought his international fame to highlight a threatened treasure in his home province of B.C.  in his book,  Sacred Headwaters:  The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers

The Mir Lecture Series is pleased to present Wade Davis at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 pm.  There will be a special spoken word presentation by Will Klatte to open the event.

Tickets are $15 students and seniors, and $20 regular, and are available at the Selkirk College Bookstore (to order by phone, call 250.365.1281) or at Otter Books in Nelson. They are also available at the Capitol Theatre, Victoria Street, Nelson, by calling 250.352.6363 or online at http://www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca/

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