About Rosalyn LaPier

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

She works collaboratively with Indigenous communities to promote positive change. Her longtime passions include revitalizing Indigenous languages and strengthening traditional knowledge within Indigenous communities.

She is a traditionally trained ethnobotanist. She apprenticed with her maternal grandmother Annie Mad Plume Wall and with her aunt Theresa Still Smoking.

She is working on her third book. She has written two award winning books, a Blackfeet language lexicon, and dozens of articles and commentaries. Her writing has appeared in The Conversation, Washington Post, High Country News, The Montana Naturalist and other places.

She splits her time between living in the heart of Salish country in Missoula, Montana and the Blackfeet reservation. She is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and Métis.

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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