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Terralingua at 25
A Celebration of Biocultural Diversity


Langscape Magazine, Volume 10, Summer/Winter 2021



Acts of Rebellion: On Making the Impossible Possible
Luisa Maffi


Biocultural Diversity: Lenses, Mirrors, and Reflections

Biocultural Diversity: Reason, Ethics, and Emotion
David Harmon

Flourishing at Twenty-Five: On Context and Foundations in the Rise of the Concept of Biocultural Diversity
Ken Wilson

Cornerstone of Resilience: Reflections on the Diversity of Species and Culture
Olga Mironenko

Mirroring the Land: Biocultural Diversity Embodied
Sonja Swift

Listening to Our Ancestors: Biocultural Diversity through the Indigenous Lens
Jon Waterhouse

Tunun Kayutukun: Words Have Power
Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff and Libby Roderick

The Obvious Mirror: How Biocultural Diversity is Reflected in the Natural World
Nejma Belarbi


Top Hits: Our Readers’ Favorites


Decolonial Mapmaking: Reclaiming Indigenous Places and Knowledge
Jordan Engel

Subversive Maps: How Digital Language Mapping Can Support Biocultural Diversity—and Help Track a Pandemic
Maya Daurio, Sienna R. Craig, Daniel Kaufman, Ross Perlin, and Mark Turin

Quarantine as Ceremony: COVID-19 as an Opportunity to Quietly Rebel against the Dominant Langscape
Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Learning to Write Our Native Language: The Nepalbhasa Ranjana Script of Nepal
Manju Maharjan and Yuvash Vaidya

A Chicken for Every Occasion: Exploring the Cultural  Significance of India’s Native Poultry Breeds
Kanna K. Siripurapu and Sabyasachi Das

You Need to Carry the Torch Light
D’ulus Mukhin, interviewed by Galya Morrell


Around the World in Eleven Biocultural Stories

Pintando La Raya: Indigenous Resistance and Biocultural Conservation through Participatory Video
Thor Morales

The Sweeping Dance: Cultural Revival, Environmental Conservation, and the Art of Broom Making in St. Lucia
Laurent Jean-Pierre

Mangroves, Education, and Recovery of the Territory: Biocultural Diversity in Bahía Solano, Colombia
Felipe Rodríguez Moreno and Norma Constanza Castaño Cuéllar

Yamani: Voices of an Ancient Land
Faith Baisden, Thomas Dick, Carolyn Barker, and Kristina Kelman

In the Abode of the Clouds: Biocultural Diversity of Meghalaya, India
Raynold Lyngdoh

Tsurushibina: A Traditional Japanese Craft Helps Maintain and Restore Biocultural Knowledge and People’s Connection with Nature
Mariia Ermilova

Lessons of the Maasai Warriors (Morani)
Edna Kilusu

My Missing Tongue
Abraham Ofori-Henaku

When Home Becomes A Protected Area: The Udege People and the Bikin River Valley in the Russian Far East
Aleksandra Bocharnikova

One Square Meter: Wool Art Honors the Biocultural Diversity of Mobile Pastoralists
Liza Zogib, Divya Venkatesh, Sandra Spissinger, and Concha Salguero

De Prima: Stories of the Old Days in Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy
Anna Maffi


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