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25 March 2021

ONLINE: Post-Contact Indigenous Governance

Native systems of governance have faced intense challenges since European explorers first landed on these shores. While America's founding fathers took inspiration from Indigenous governments, the relationship between First Nations and the U.S. Government has been defined by fundamental conflicts over sovereignty, territory, citizenship, and individual rights. 

Join the Wisconsin Academy via Zoom for a Roots of Democracy Series discussion with a panel of First Nations scholars who will explore how Indigenous governments have responded to these challenges and the obstacles to sovereignty that still remain in place. This online discussion and Q&A is open to the public with advance online registration (Zoom information is provided upon registration)

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Isthmus 

Isthmus Online

21 Jan 2021

How regenerative crops and Afro-Indigenous farming techniques are putting carbon back in the ground

How To Save A Planet, focuses on two very different farmers who take unique approaches to the same carbon-reduction practice: regenerative agriculture, which is all about enriching the soil by putting more carbon in than your crops take out

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Bong Bong Net

Thom Dunn

20 Jan 2021

Climate change, agrobiodiversity and indigenous people

For centuries, indigenous people have been cultivating traditional crops which are not only rich with multi-nutrients but also resilient towards coping with the changing climatic conditions. However, over the years, promotion of modern hybrid crops and chemical agro-inputs has substantially reduced crop yield, degraded land and jeopardised food sovereignty of indigenous communities worldwide

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The Times of India

Abhijit Mohanty

17th Jan 2021

Israeli startup Albo takes on carbon monitoring with AI, satellite imaging

A team of Israeli entrepreneurs and scientists says their mix of AI, remote sensing, and image processing offers a hardware-free way to monitor the carbon dioxide removed by plants and soil.

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krAsia

Nocamels

13th Jan 2021

The Kinship of Plants and People 

Eighty humble plants and the wisdom of North American indigenous people add up to simple yet magnificent insights in Enrique Salmón's new book, Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science

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East Bay Express

Lou Fancher

6th Jan 2021

Moñeka De Oro and Her Recipes of Resistance

Unlike many of her peers, De Oro grew up in a CHamoru-speaking household. Her dad, an avid gardener, taught her to care for the land, while her grandmother taught her traditional CHamoru medicine. As a young adult, she apprenticed with local healers, spending her days foraging for herbs and studying the health benefits of coconuts

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Sierra Magazine

Madeleine Gregory

2021

UN International Year of Fruit & Vegetables, IFOAM Organic International.

The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security, and health and as well in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Organics International

IFOAM

2020

‘Nutri-scapes’ a recipe for better nutrition.

Scientists embrace benefits of trees in landscapes for livelihoods and nutrition.

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Forest News

Daniella Silva

December 29, 2020

Improving sustainability through innovation

This project aims to:

  • share existing nature friendly farming practice across a range of farm and croft types across four regions in Scotland.

  • create regionally context specific communities to develop nature friendly farming networks and create a supportive community to guide, advise and share practices to bring back biodiversity to farmed landscapes.

  • create a legacy resource in the form of a film to highlight existing practice and share potential actions to enable the restoring, preserving and enhancing of biodiversity.

  • establish a network who will benefit from future activity to develop biodiversity identification skills.

Scottish Gov.

Scottish Government News

November 30, 2020

Organic farming in India 3 women agripeneurs who are making a change.

Globally, there is empirical evidence that women have a decisive role in ensuring food security and preserving local agro-biodiversity. The reason being that rural women are responsible for the integrated management and use of diverse natural resources to meet the daily household needs.

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Lifestyle

Steena Joy

2020

There is a field: Reimaging Biodiversity in Aotearoa.

"These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other."

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The Dig

Joseph Cederwall

22 Jan 2021

Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism?

In April 2020, during the first wave of COVID-19, Amsterdam’s city government announced it would recover from the crisis, and avoid future ones, by embracing the theory of “doughnut economics.” Laid out by British economist Kate Raworth in a 2017 book, the theory argues that 20th century economic thinking is not equipped to deal with the 21st century reality of a planet teetering on the edge of climate breakdown. Instead of equating a growing GDP with a successful society, our goal should be to fit all of human life into what Raworth calls the “sweet spot” between the “social foundation,” where everyone has what they need to live a good life, and the “environmental ceiling.”

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Ciara Nugent

21 Jan 2021

Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming

Join Biodiversity for a Livable Climate to learn about a movement that grew from over 40,000 farmers in 2016 to almost 800,000 farmers in 2020 in one of the driest states in India. This work has been successful in part because of a community supported approach where women-run self help groups are in charge of operations

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Biodiversity for a liveable climate

T Vijay Kumar

19 Jan 2021

CIBO and Peoples Company Join Forces to Generate Carbon Credits for Regenerative Practices on More Than 20,000 Acres of Managed Land

CIBO, the technology company that delivers decision-ready insights on all U.S. cropland, and Peoples Company, the nationally-recognized land transaction and advisory firm, today announced they will join forces to offer carbon credits on more than 20,000 acres of managed land. The partnership makes Peoples the first land management company to offer carbon credits

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SOURCE CIBO Technologies

15th Jan 2021

Commission lists agroecology and animal welfare as core environmental practices

Eco-schemes are at the core of the green architecture of the Commission’s CAP proposal and are designed to reward farmers for certain agricultural practice considered important in delivering environmental goals.

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Euractiv

Gerado Fortuna

13th Jan 2021

Network Connects Indigenous Knowledges in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest

Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic and the U.S. Southwest have joined together to tackle issues of food sovereignty in two environmental extremes

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Eos Science News

Jenessa Duncombe

5th Jan 2021

The Chef Preserving Canada's Indigenous Identity

In recent years, First Nation chefs like Marie-Cecile Nottaway have been reclaiming their families’ generations-old recipes to feed new audiences.

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BBC Travel

Lina Zeldovich

30 Dec 2020

Agro-ecology: Helping 'subsistence' farmers to reap maximum yields.

However, agriculture experts advocating for more natural ways of farming have emerged globally to halt the negative impacts of modern agriculture. These side effects have led to long-term pollution of soils, groundwater, rivers, and lakes, the elimination of beneficial insects and other animal species, loss of efficiency in pesticides, and pesticide residues in foods.

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CGTN Africa

Halligan Agade

 2020

“Respect, Reciprocity, and Integration:” Elevating Indigenous Leadership in Conservation.

We take care of our environment because the environment takes care of us—this is a common value shared by community members, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, of the 56 Yup’ik villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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The Nature Conservancy

Andrea Akall'eq Sanders

December 27 2020

How the Winnebago are planting ancient corn to revive their culture

One day in the late summer of 2020, a Winnebago tribal elder was anxious to see her field of dreams — row after row of her beloved Indian corn stretching to the horizon.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Adrianna Jacobs

October 18, 2020

What if we trained Hawaii's youth to become caretakers of their communities?

"Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike illustrates that we already have everything we need for success."

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The Civil Beat

Kirsten Whatley

2020

Kaitiakitanga: seeing nature as your elder

Witehira wants to see a collaborative approach between hapū and iwi, government organisations, NGOs and local authorities, led by the people of the land. “The secret to solving this biodiversity crisis is to hand the kaitiaki status back to indigenous people.”

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The Dig

Veronica Meduna

21 Jan 2021

Hui planned for marae-based project teaching Kaipara residents to grow kai

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A new marae-based project has been launched to help Kaipara residents grow their own food.

The first of four educational hui will be held this month to teach people how to transform their backyards into food bowls."

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The Country

20 Jan 2021

Activists Rally At Capitol To Support Local Farmers

Farmers and activists gathered at the Hawaii State Capitol Wednesday to call on lawmakers to provide more land and resources to subsistence farmers

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Honolulu Civil Beat

18 Jan 2021

Profiles in Food Justice

In that spirit, a few of Stone Pier Press’s News Fellows sat down with a sampling of the leaders fighting to create a more equitable and just food system. From indigenous activists striving for tribal food sovereignty to an organization returning farmland to the communities where it belongs, these are the people who are rewriting the story of food. These are their stories; we hope they leave you feeling as inspired as they did us.

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Stone Pier Press

Jared Kent

15th Jan 2021

5 radical visions for a 2050 food system

The winning proposals cover a dizzying range of locations and issues — from food sovereignty on a Native American reservation to plant-based diets in metropolitan Beijing. But as I read them, the commonalities seem as prominent as the differences. Embedded in the ideas is an emerging consensus on the critical ingredients for food system reform, regardless where it takes place

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Green Biz

Jim Giles

6th Jan 2021

Why one PhD student wants everyone to learn about food systems, equity and justice

Colin Dring’s interest in food security and systems came later in life as he learned about the breadth of hunger in his home city of Richmond, B.C.

Dring landed a job as the executive director for Richmond Food Security Society after graduating from the University of Guelph. He was surprised by the level of food insecurity in his area, and taken aback by how “racialized and class-based some of the responses were to the issue of hunger.”

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National Observer Canda

Chloe Logan

3rd Jan 2021

Maree Lowes' docuseries plans to make Australians think about where their food comes from

Maree Lowes practises what she preaches.

After 10 years in the role of dirtgirl in the spectacularly popular and successful dirtgirlworld show that featured on ABC TV, and in 127 other countries around the globe, advocating good environmental practices for children, she's taken her passion for a better world to another level. Lowes and Sue Bradley, a nutritionist consultant, are co-creators of Eat. Dirt, an online docuseries, that aims to change not only the way mainstream Australians think about food, but to trigger them into action, asking serious questions about where their food comes from, and even becoming backyard gardeners, or even apartment verandah gardeners.

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New Castle Herald

Jim Kellar

2020

Through Naturenomics, this organisation has impacted the lives of 163 million people in eastern Himalayas

However, this vast landscape has been under threat for many years now. Deforestation, poaching, and development of hydropower projects are not only leading to the destruction of habitats but are also depriving the indigenous residents of their livelihood.

Read more here

YS Social Story

Roshni Balaji

 2020

Empowering Tribal Farming Communities through Agroforestry

SAI Sustainable Agro is a social venture working to improve the livelihoods of tribal and marginalized farmers in Odisha, India, using agroforestry to redevelop degraded land.

The goal: to develop a truly inclusive and sustainable business model that uplifts marginalized people and farmers worldwide. 

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Cause Artist

Jazmine Raine

December 5 2020

Soil health critical for maintaining human health, biological diversity, researchers say

Healthy soil sustains life on Earth, channeling nutrients through plants, supporting essential water and land-based systems, absorbing carbon dioxide to fight climate change – yet most of us walk all over It without a thought.

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Forest News

Sandra Cordon

October 20, 2020

A world beyond our feet: rethinking our relationship with where we grow our kai.

"The health of our soil is intrinsically linked to the health of our people, and a new book aims to centre matauranga Māori in the quest to stop treating our soil like, well, dirt."

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The Spin off

Charlotte Muru-Lanning

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