As CCIRA’s Science Coordinator, Alejandro Frid has established an impressive record of publishing research papers in esteemed journals. Much of this research is aimed at enhancing marine conservation by integrating science with Indigenous knowledge. But on his own time, he has also published two books! His most recent book came out this fall. Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene, is strongly influenced by his work with the Central Coast Nations.
As described on the website of New Society Publishers:
“In this book, Alejandro draws from a deep well of personal experience and that of Indigenous colleagues, finding a glimmer of hope in Indigenous cultures that, despite the ravishes of colonialism, have for thousands of years developed intentional and socially complex practices for resource management that epitomize sustainability. Ultimately, Alejandro argues, merging scientific perspectives with Indigenous knowledge might just help us change the story we tell ourselves about who we are and where we could go to help steer ourselves towards a more benign Anthropocene.”