Issue 250 • September/October 2008
Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century
Let us celebrate and embrace the wisdom of traditional culture.
Declaration of Dignity • Jerry Mander
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The concept of biocultural diversity.
Restoring Resilience • Gary J Martin
Maintaining diversity is an act of supreme collective intelligence.
Sacred Creation • Laura Rival
Reflecting on the pioneering work of Darrell Posey.
Grandmothers and Grandfathers • Imelda Perley
"We are trying to save the knowledge…" • Bepkororoti Paiakan
"What is Life?…" • Chief Isapwo Muksika Crowfoot
Beauty Like Happiness, Occurs Frequently • Jorges Luis Borges
Development - Stations of Life • Hugh Brody
There is a profound connection between the loss of cultural diversity and extremes of inequality.
Faithkeeper • Barry Lopez
An interview with the wisdom-carrier Oren Lyons.
There is much in common between biological and linguistic diversity.
Defenders of Diversity • Ashish Kothari & Neema Pathak
Many of the world's most biodiverse areas remain so thanks to the sustaining lifestyles of Indigenous people.
A beautiful example of co-evolution between humans and birds.
Where there are Indigenous peoples, there are healthy, verdant forests.
Sites of Significance • Martin Palmer
Preservation of the Earth is a way of discovering meaning in our lives.
Beauty and the Beast • Janis B Alcorn
Conservation agencies must love the communities who live on the land they want to protect, as much as they love the land itself.
Lessons of the Birch • Nancy J Turner
Vital skills of resilience and adaptation are held within indigenous communities worldwide.
The time has come to value other cultures and respect the sanctity of life.
Exit Exploitation • Daniel Bellow
Exploring ways and means of sustaining diversity in a rapidly changing world.
Learning from the farmers of the forest tea-gardens.
Cultural Capital • Emil Friend
Stories and songs are backbones of community empowerment.
Horse Power • Emil Friend
When fossil power runs out we may have to return to horse power.
Seed Stewards • Emil Friend
Seeds harbour stories, histories and hopes.
Aboriginal Empowerment • Emil Friend
Saving endangered languages.
Food Traditions • Emil Friend
Celebrating native biodiverse foods in the African Rift Valley.
Diversity of thoughts, speech, literature and the arts in under attack.
Tongues in Trees • Richard Mabey
Diversity is like language: it is alive and constantly changing.
Of Moulds and Men • Gary Paul Nabhan
Biodiversity is not just "out there" it is here, on our plates.
Surrounded by Solutions • Tewolde B. G. Egziabher
The answers to our ecological crisis lie in the bounty of Nature.
Vanya Orr has dedicated her life to the service of tribes living in the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India.
Short Story - What Gets Lost • Gregory Norminton
Sometimes a story would be told over many nights.
The Tao Te Ching is a deeply ecological source of wisdom.
Recognise the diversity within yourself and you will begin to see it in others.
Recipes - Pumpkins • Daphne Lambert
The varieties of pumpkin are as diverse as the people who eat them.
Letters to the Editors - Earth Pilgrim
Resurgence Slow Sunday.
Review of Conservation Refugees: A Conflict of Nature.
Review of What on Earth Happened? The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day.
Review of The Accidental American: Immigration and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization.
Review of A Contract with the Earth.
The importance of cultural protection is only just emerging.
Finding ways in which humans can live in harmony with Nature.
Bioculturalism not only connects Nature and culture, it also implies an animating relationship.
In the context of global warming, native wisdom and knowledge will be required to adapt to the changing environment.
Indigenous cultures are not fossilised in time: they continue to evolve.
Preserving biocultural diversity through participatory video.
The Biocultural Diversity Learning Network.
Communicating with the Kalahari Bushmen through touch.
Review of Child Honoring: How to Turn This World Around
Review of Place-Based Education in the Global Age
Review of The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Review of Who Will Save Us?
Review of Delight’s Muse: On Christopher Alexander’s The Nature of Order
Review of Science and the Indian Tradition: when Einstein met Tagore
Review - Books In Brief • Juliette Griffiths, Marian Van Eyk McCain, Lynn Batten & Richard St. George
Review of Books in Brief