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Pipelines and the Poetics of Place: Bringing a Fuller Set of Values into Environmental Assessment

by Nigel Haggan Note: Please see YouTube for a video from the 2017 Pipelines and the Poetics of Place event in Vancouver, BC. . . As “tar sands,” the Alberta bitumen deposits are a vector for protest. As “oil sands,” they are hailed as vital to Canada’s economy. The Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline

Listening to Country: Language, Art, and Conservation in Coastal Queensland, Australia

Corrigan artwork

Text and artwork by Colleen Corrigan “Without language you can’t describe your Country.” —Melinda Holden (Gurang Elder) . I was sitting across from Maureen at her kitchen table, with the lens of my video camera focused on a bowl of fruit because she didn’t want to be filmed in her housecoat. Her mannerisms and humor

People and Plants: Sustaining Agrobiodiversity through Art and Science in Zimbabwe

Ms. Mai Biggie

Text, photos, and drawings by Saori Ogura . Dawn in the village. As the Milky Way—gwararakurumvi—recedes from a sky of deep navy blue, birds start to fly over the fields, espying millet and sorghum. The sun orb pierces the horizon and moves midheavenward. It’s March 2016, and I am a guest in the traditional chiefdom

At the Edge of the Region: Where Science and Art Meet in a Storied North Queensland Landscape

Arone Meeks

by Michael Davis In the tropical north of Queensland, Australia, at the mouth of the Trinity River that runs into the Pacific Ocean, lies the city of Cairns. Here, at this “edge of the region,” a long coastal stretch of mudflats and mangroves, rich in birdlife and other fauna, gives way to a major harbor

In Praise of Negentropy: Art and the Micropolitics of Biocultural Diversity

Text and artwork by Rosa Caterina Bosch Rubio All photos by the artist, except as noted . . I am a visual artist based in Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands (Spain), where isolation and globalization collide as in a Big Bang spectacle. Here is where my work begins, emerging from what remains and searching for

Repairing the Broken Arrow: Rebuilding Cultural Identity through Art and Language

Text and artwork by Barbara Derrick “At the heart of every culture is its language. One of the main structural pillars for communicating values, beliefs and customs and its importance to the connection to all our relations.” — CrossCulturalTrainingAustralia . . Countering the effect of language loss on the connection with nature may be likened

Knowing How You Are Related to All Creation: A Sculpture Garden of Native Science and Learning

by Rose Thater Braan-Imai The Native American Academy was founded by a group of Native scholars and Traditional Knowledge Holders dedicated to increasing understanding of the Indigenous worldview and to broadening the contemporary concepts of science and learning. Since its inception, it has grown into a network of Native and non-Native people using research, dialogue,

TEKS: Promoting & Safeguarding Biocultural Diversity Through the Arts in Northern Vanuatu

Text by Dely Roy Nalo and Thomas Dick | Photos by Cristina Panicali and Sarah Doyle, with contributions by Ham Maurice Joel, Augustin Leasley, and Len Jacob Tafau Traditional: Habits and ways built over the years that are flexible and change in relation to new circumstances and situations Entertainment: An opportunity for the people to express