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Birth, Death and Renewal

Hysteria rising from the dooms-day theologies grips large pieces of the world’s human population as they attempt to use the Mayan end-of-cycle date of December 21, 2012 (Winter Solstice) as a confirmation of their “end of the world” fears. In a strange way, this failure to truly understand the Mayan system of knowledge while imposing [&hellip... more →

Living Autonomy

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Sifting through the multitude of journals, articles, and blogs that emphasize the entanglement of challenges humans find themselves in with regards to the globalized food system can feel daunting:  a myriad of verbal iterations attempting to name and define that which feels broken, corrupt, and unjust.  Amidst this determined polylogue, one occasionally comes across a [&hellip... more →

Revival of Hawaiian Cultural Practice

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Native Hawaiians held a cultural celebration in Nu’uanu in honor of Queen Emma 176th birthday on Jan. 2. A procession took place at the queen’s Summer Palace. Following traditional protocol a newly created white kahili (feathered standards used by Hawaiian royalty) was being presented. The celebration marked the revival of a cultural practice long believed [&hellip... more →

Solstice, Yule, Saturnalia, Chaomos

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The world over celebrated the Solstice…the longest night…that promises the return of increasingly longer days. Recognized throughout all of human history as the point in time when celebrations honor the light. All cultures including the Romans, Chaomos of northwestern Pakistan (Chaomos), the Maya of the Yucatan to El Salvador, Igbo of Nigeria, Maori of New [&hellip... more →

Climate & Food Security: Re-thinking Vulnerability

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Landing at Puerto Vallarta International Airport in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco felt risky and appropriate: it was October 11th, the same day that hurricane Jova was expected to make landfall. The threatening category 3 storm was just off the coast as I was beginning my research assistant position on “Indigenous food security adaptation and [&hellip... more →

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