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Editorial | Changing Our Lives, Sowing New Seeds

Langscape Magazine 9

The Other Extinction Rebellion: Countering the Loss of Biocultural Diversity Langscape Magazine Volume 9, Double Issue Summer/ Winter 2020 . With the climate emergency threatening life as we know it, an Extinction Rebellion movement has been afoot. We at Terralingua, however, believe there is another crisis against which the world should rebel too: the “biocultural

Biocultural Heritage: The Fishing Villages of the Far North of Sweden

by Joakim Boström and Anna-Märta Henriksson (Kalix, Sweden) and Marie Kvarnström In the villages of the Kalix archipelago in the far north of Sweden, the community-based organization Kustringen is aiming to conserve local and traditional knowledge, practices, and innovations related to fishing and archipelago life in general. The archipelago lies in the Bothnian Bay, the

North East Network Farm School

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Story by Kewekhrozo (Peter) Thopi, age 30, Chakhesang Naga (India); and Tshenyilou (Lele) Chirhah, age 26, Chakhesang Naga (India) Nagaland is a small mountain state in the North East Region (NER) of India. NER is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and the diverse ethnic communities of the region have significantly contributed to sustaining this

Marine Biodiversity & Cultural Diversity: The Coastal Communities of Trivandrum, Kerala, India

by Lisba Yesudas & Johnson Jament (Mukkuvar, India) Marine biodiversity and cultural diversity are deeply interwoven in the coastal fishing communities of Trivandrum, Kerala, South India. This is the story of our ancestors, the story of our fellow community members; it is the story of our life! It is about our connection with the sea,

In the Land of the River-Mirrors: Dialogues about “Bee-cultural” Diversity

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by Walter Gabriel Estrada Ramírez and Juan Manuel Rosso Londoño Origins Walter I was born on the 2nd of May, 1989, in the Guadalajara community, along the Paca River in the Colombian Vaupés, Northwestern Amazon. I belong to the Siriano ethnic group as for my father-line, and my mother belongs to the Bará ethnic group

Del Monte a la Cocina: Gathering Inspiration in Southern Chile

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by Antonia Barreau, Sonia Aliante Raiguanque, Jesús Sánchez, Rosario Valdivieso, and Susannah R. McCandless What could be more local than wild, foraged foods, especially in a country where biogeographic isolation has generated high degrees of endemism? Wild foods contribute to Chile’s distinct cultural cuisine. In the south, they form an essential part of the traditional

Circles of Kinship: Faces of Turtle Island’s Seed Guardians

Margaret Brascoupe and Clayton Brascoupe

Text and photos by Mateo Hinojosa “What is a seed?” Farmers, activists, academics, artists, and people of all walks of life take a moment to think of the seeds in their lives—as they digest the grains they ate that morning, finger their necklaces crafted of kernels, send a prayer to their crops in their fields

Podcasting from the Native Seed Pod: Food Sovereignty Stories Nourish the Future

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by Melissa K. Nelson “We’re being guided by forces seen and unseen that are telling us it’s time to pick up the seeds again. It’s time to learn how to grow these foods again.” —Rowen White, Episode One, “Native Seed Revolution” Seeds and Stories. Seed stories and stories as seeds. How and why are they

The Biocultural Fabric of Renosterveld: A Unique Ecosystem at the Heart of the Swartland, South Africa

wind-powered water pump

Text and photos by Emmeline Topp “You know how the Swartland got its name? It’s the Black Land,” the farmer tells me. His face is lined beyond his thirty-two years, decades of weather and work deepening its contours and tanning its skin. “When the Europeans first arrived two hundred years ago, all they saw was

There Is So Much More to a Story than Meets the Eye: Tales from the Dusun of Ulu Papar, Malaysia

traditional equipment to fish

by Marina Aman Sham Malaysia is a vast country with a mosaic of cultures blending Asian and European influences. Its natural heritage spans rainforests that are home to many species of endemic wildlife, the great heights of its mountains, and seas filled with amazing underwater creatures. I am from Sabah, the Malaysian portion of the