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

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by Juan Manuel Rosso Londoño and Walter Gabriel Estrada Ramírez Origins Juan I was born in 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia, surrounded by the high summits of the northwestern Andes. The growing city was my main playground, but I retain my countryside experiences among my best early memories. My father’s hands and voice guided me in

Wild Waters: Landscapes of Language


by Dawn Wink . . . in the bottom of a dark canyon, I stood in a shroud of voices. They spun up the canyon walls, radiating through the dusky interior. . . The voices were part of a complex language, a language that formed audible words as water tumbled over rocks, and one that

Free-Flow: Why Cultural Diversity Matters for Healthy Rivers

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by David Groenfeldt It has been proposed that we are living in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in recognition that today the number one actor on the physical condition of the planet is not volcanoes or oceans or earthquakes, but us—people. We are only beginning to come to terms with our power, but one

The Course of Heaven and Earth: The Biocultural Diversity of Space and Time

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by Kierin Mackenzie . The rhythms of the sky and the lands and the seas are one, and they are all interconnected. The cycles of the seasons, the phases of the moon, day and night, and the ebb and flow of the tides have all been utilized in traditional forms of time-keeping, as have weather

Editorial | Twists and Turns, Flows and Bridges

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The People’s Issue, Part I Langscape Magazine Volume 4, Issue 1, Summer 2015 . Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Only a few months ago, I didn’t foresee that I would be taking up the editorship of Langscape, Terralingua’s magazine. But as Ortixia Dilts, the previous editor (and graphic designer) moved on to other