Wild Berries for Winter Health By Elise Krohn Elise@cwis.org CWIS Fellow for Native Plants and Nutrition We are in the thick of winter. It has been cold and rainy for so many weeks that it seems this season might never end. My mind longingly travels to summer when wild blackberries drip from the vine and… more
- Jan 24, 2015 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
- Nov 28, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Fourth World peoples frequently live in the most remote regions of the world making up a major portion of the non-urban population. Significantly, the diversity of Fourth World peoples’ locations has historically produced most of the food variety on which all of humanity now depends. Grains, fruits, herding animals, tubers, seeds and sea life were… more
- Nov 25, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
Electromagnetic Warfare Training facilities: US Navy Plan 2014 Construction of electromagnetic warfare facilities, nuclear testing and production sites and other radiation producing projects have been constructed in rural, low population areas such as on and near indigenous peoples’ territories throughout the world. The US Navy is planning a new facility that will directly affect the… more
- Oct 6, 2014 by Rudolph C. Rÿser, Ph.D.
In this space I called attention to the government of Canada and its objection to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples Outcome Document. That document would commit UN Member states to secure the free, prior and informed consent of indigenous nations BEFORE enacting or approving administrative acts, legislation, judicial decisions or policies that have an… more
- Aug 16, 2013 by Heidi Bruce
Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions on food security and climate change mitigation, this “never-fading flower”(as its Greek-derived botanical name refers to) is making a persistent re-entry into gastronomic, cultural and… more