A Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Nation resource
Animated gif Of Growing Tree Selective Ethnobotanical Education Directory or SEED is a resource that has been compiled by four students from the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Nation located in southeastern British Columbia and northern Montana and Idaho.

Ethnobotany is the study of the relationship between humans and plants. This site provides information about some of the plants commonly used in the day-to-day lives of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket, as well as information about our nation.

A note about plants: While the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket people harvested plants from their surroundings, only what was needed was taken and what was taken was used.  The plants were never harvested from one small plot of land, but over large areas so as not to deplete the supply.   Conservation was and still is a primary concern!
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Use the Medicine Wheel above to take you through the SEED site. Roots On-Line is the ethnobotany directory that contains pictures and descriptions of 20 plants. The Elders Speak is a descriptive narrative of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket people. Quick Steps is the site glossary that contains descriptions of important terms. Knowledge Seekers is a True/False quiz that tests your understanding of the information in SEED. Have fun exploring our ethnobotanical directory!
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