ENRIQUE SALMÓN (Rarámuri) is head of the American Indian Studies Program at California State University, East Bay, in Hayward, California. He has spoken and published on indigenous ethnobotany, agriculture, nutrition, and traditional ecological knowledge, among other topics. Dr. Salmón has authored the books Eating The Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience and Iwígara: The Kinship of Plants and People. He is also a contributor to the edited volume, Wildness: Relations of People and Place.
Author Enrique Salmón teaches us the meaning of iwígara and tells how his book came to be.