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Countravāl l’Aigo / Against the Current

By learning how to swim against the current like salmon do, a woman finds her way back to the source of her language and identity. Daniela Boccassini . As our times’ bewildered becoming keeps unfolding, two simple words from a French medieval poem have accompanied me every step of the way: contreval l’iaue. They sank

Greetings from the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

High Atlast Mountains, Morocco

A photographer and filmmaker shares a portrait of an Amazigh woman and her story of courage and resilience. WORDS AND IMAGES    İnanç Tekgüç . Hello, I am a photographer, filmmaker, and visual anthropologist from the island of Cyprus. As a part of my craft, I enjoy portraying people of diverse backgrounds. In my most

The Wild Symphony: Making Music with the Ancient Voices of the Amazon

The Wild Symphony

In the Colombian Amazon, musicians listen to the forest and create music that resonates with it. WORDS, IMAGES, AND VIDEO    Diego Samper   . Calanoa is a place of encounters. Encounters with the other and with the Wild. It is a laboratory of applied creativity, a lab of alternative educational processes, a lab where art is understood as

The Cheruvayal Raman Effect

Cheruvayal Raman

Against the odds, a tribal farmer in southern India strives to conserve and share dozens of indigenous rice varieties. WORDS AND VIDEO  G. S. Unnikrishnan Nair | IMAGES  Anvar   . It is widely known that rice is the staple food for half the people on earth. In Asia, it lies at the very heart of the

Apricot Tree

A poem that pays homage to trees as our Elders, life-givers, and first teachers. Chang Liu (劉長亭) . Disciple-less, you were dropping bushels of unrecorded wisdom all over the sidewalk in great pulpy explosions.   The owners were away for the summer — not to blame.   Years later, to my microphone a shriveled Ngäbere

Decolonizing Regenerative Agriculture: An Indigenous Perspective

Native Farm to School program

An interview with A-dae Romero-Briones A conversation about the need to decolonize regenerative agriculture by acknowledging Indigenous Peoples’ land stewardship. Arty Mangan Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that build healthy soil, increase biodiversity, and improve watersheds. It can also mitigate climate change by drawing down carbon from the atmosphere and

Trees or Us?

Trees or Us

Art with a message: we must stand for the trees, so they will stand for us. WORDS AND ART    Barbara Derrick . About the Artwork To many, I’m known as the “Blue Artist.” I created my painting “Trees or Us” from the richest of colors and bluest of blue, to draw viewers telekinetically to what appears

The Girl and the Geese

Girl and the Geese

An Ojibway girl tells a traditional tale with important life lessons that she first heard from her Grandpa. WORDS Nova Whetung | IMAGES Darryl Whetung . Many years ago, there was a family preparing for a hard and cold winter season soon arriving to an Ojibway winter village on the Great Lakes of Ontario. A

Human Alchemy

residential school children

Art that chooses to meet evil with beauty: A response to the discovery of mass graves of Indigenous residential school children. WORDS AND ART   Rose Imai . The first news stories came flooding into our consciousness telling of the unmarked graves of thousands of Native children Children who had been forcibly taken from their homes to