About Rosalyn LaPier

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Rosalyn is an award winning Indigenous writer and ethnobotanist with a BA in physics and PhD in environmental history.

Rosalyn works collaboratively with Indigenous organizations to promote positive community change. As an activist, her longtime passions include seeking environmental justice, strengthening traditional knowledge, and revitalizing Indigenous languages within Indigenous communities.

Rosalyn has written two award winning books, a Blackfeet language lexicon, several book chapters, academic journal articles and dozens of general audience articles and commentaries. Her writing has appeared in The Conversation, Washington Post, High Country News, Grist, translated on Univision, and other venues. She is currently working on her third book.

Rosalyn grew up on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. She currently splits her time between living in the heart of Salish country in Missoula, Montana and the Blackfeet reservation. She learned ethnobotany from her maternal grandmother Annie Mad Plume Wall and aunt Theresa Still Smoking. 

Rosalyn is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana and a Research Associate at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

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