John Bamba[i] Among the Jalai Daya in Kalimantan, Indonesia, an ideal life can be achieved through living in accordance with the following cultural values: Sustainability (biodiversity) versus productivity (monoculture) Collectivity (co-operation) versus individuality (competition) Naturality (organic) versus engineered (inorganic) Spirituality (rituality) versus rationality (scientific) Process (effectiveness) versus result (efficiency) Subsistence (domesticity) versus commerciality (market) Customary … Read more
Environmental leadership workshops for indigenous youth in Mountain Province, Philippines
Josefa Cariño Tauli, Ibaloi-Kankanaey, Philippines Many initiatives led by indigenous youth are contributing to achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and when they are supported, they have the potential to effect and innovate positive change in their communities. This was made clear to us through a series of youth-led seminar-workshops on the role of indigenous … Read more
Salmon conservation, indigenous education, and knowledge co-production in Kamchatka
By Tatiana Degai of Council of Itelmens “Tkhsanom” Kamchatka peninsula on the North Pacific coast of Russia is home to twelve species of salmonid fish, including six species of Pacific wild salmon. It is the last region that acts as a global reserve and gene pool for salmon. Salmon form the wealth of Kamchatka and … Read more
The Indigenous Terra Madre 2015
In November 2015 the second Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM 2015) was held in Shillong, Meghalaya, North-east India.
The Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network from Latin America and the Caribbean (RMIB-LAC)
The Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network from Latin America and the Caribbean (Red de Mujeres Indígenas sobre Biodiversidad de America Latina y el Caribe: RMIB-LAC) is an example of a network that is operating at different levels and tailors its approaches to serve and address various audiences.