Mara Cur is a hide tanner, land tender, and community herbalist. She is deeply excited to take part in promoting a folk culture steeped in knowledge of and respect for land-based living. She curates Crowsnest Wildcraft, a rural skills project that offers workshops and immersive adventures in wild settings, and is the behind-the-scenes coordinator of Limina Gathering.
Through her work as an educator, Mara has seen that grief, trauma, and the impacts of injustice come to the fore when people begin participating with the natural world as peers. Her approach is informed by a commitment to decolonizing her relationships to people, culture, and place. As a mixed settler from Treaty 4 territory, she strives after the intersection of individual and cultural regeneration.