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Editorial | Valued Differences

Biocultural Diversity Conservation: Communities at the Cutting Edge Langscape Magazine Volume 7, Issue 1, Summer 2018 . Valued Differences David Harmon . What does it mean for a community to “conserve” biocultural diversity? Our theme, “Biocultural Diversity Conservation: Communities at the Cutting Edge,” has that idea at its core, and I think it’s worth taking

Editorial  | Circle of Stories, Circle of Life

by Luisa Maffi . It was the end of a long day twenty-six years ago in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state. I was part way into my two-year stint as a doctoral researcher among the Tzeltal Maya. That day my Mayan field collaborator, Petul, and I had been recording Tzeltal elder Don Antonio

Editorial  | Coming Full Circle

Through A Different Lens: The Art & Science of Biocultural Diveristy Langscape Magazine Volume 6, Issue 1, Summer 2017 . Coming Full Circle Luisa Maffi . Over twenty years ago, I was sitting in a conference room on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, along with some thirty other people  —  academics as

Editorial | Taking the Dance

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Voices of the Earth, Part II Langscape Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2, Winter 2016 . Taking the Dance by Luisa Maffi . Am I ever so lucky! As Langscape editor, I sit in my Salt Spring Island office and, looking out of the window, I not only get to see the stunning beauty of the coastal rainforest

Editorial  | Listening to the Voices of the Earth

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Voices of the Earth, Part I Langscape Magazine Volume 5, Issue 1, Summer 2016 . Listening to the Voices of the Earth by Luisa Maffi . It’s 2016, and that makes it two decades since Terralingua came into existence, with a unique (back then, some might have said “quaint”) mission: to sustain biocultural diversity  —  the interconnected

Editorial | Rebuilding Sense of Place: At Home, and In the World

The People’s Issue, Part II Langscape Magazine Volume 4, Issue 2, Winter 2015 . Rebuilding Sense of Place: At Home, and In the World by Luisa Maffi . “Home is where you hang your hat,” goes a popular saying in the English language. That is, home is where you make it to be, where you feel comfortable, regardless

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 . Twists and Turns, Flows and Bridges by Luisa Maffi . 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