Hishuk-ish tsawalk

Nuu-chah-nulth for “everything is one, everything is connected”, the concept of Hishuk-ish tsawalk was the theme of the 12th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) from May 9-14 in Tofino, Canada. Harry Jonas and Holly Shrumm (Natural Justice) attended the Congress and presented on access and benefit sharing (ABS) and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) during a session on policy literacy with colleagues from the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, the Global Diversity Foundation, and IUCN, among others. Harry and Holly participated in many sessions throughout the week, including on protected traditional knowledge, participatory video and traditional resource rights, community conservation in practice, the ISE Code of Ethics, and innovative practices of communicating research. They also discussed potential collaborations with organizations such as COMPAS, the Gaia Foundation, IUCN, and the African Biodiversity Network.

17 May 2010

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