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Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred

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It’s obvious that something is very wrong with the land before our plane even lands in Fort Yukon, Alaska, known to its indigenous Gwich’in inhabitants as Gwich’in Zhee.

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- Aug 07, 2019
Terralingua and Biocultural Diversity

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Terralingua is an international nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and sustaining the biocultural diversity of life, which is the diversity of life in nature, culture and languages. All three…

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- May 30, 2018
My Life for the Land

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In April 2017, Saira Ka’apor was found stabbed to death in a logging town in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. Saira was a member of the Ka’apor Forest Guard, an Indigenous group that patrols their territory…

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- Feb 21, 2018
Befriending the Wild Ones

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Looking through the truck window into a vivid cold winter scene in the subarctic forest of the 1970s Yukon Territory, I was struck by the temerity of the animals that lived and even thrived in such an…

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- Dec 27, 2017
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part I

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The area of land popularly known as Loita lies in southern Kenya between the Ngurman-Magadi escarpment and the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It covers an area of 1,700 km2 within the Loita Division…

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- Nov 11, 2013
The Global Impact of Climate Change

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What are the implications for indigenous or place-based cultures facing the imminent and gradually-destructive processes of climate change? There is a significant amount of literature that suggests the…

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- Jan 02, 2012
Human Planet

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Human Planet, the eight-piece documentary by the BBC provides well-timed insight into increasingly diminishing indigenous ways of life. However, is stunning footage enough to communicate their messages…

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- Dec 12, 2011