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Winter Berries – Coastal Salish

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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 [&hellip... more →

Biocultural Synergy

People are animals too, but too frequently human beings chose to step out of the chain of biological and cultural relationships that make the planet work more smoothly. Conventional scientists reported “their discovery” that when human beings disrupt the natural balance of relationships between all living things (killing wolves to reduce the loss of cattle [&hellip... more →

CWIS Global Reach

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The Center for World Indigenous Studies celebrates its 36th year since its founding in 1979 ready to meet the ground-up challenges presented by a greatly more immediate world. Radio, Television, Internet, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the whole lot make the world more accessible. But, the very existence of so many corporate and personal mechanism for [&hellip... more →

Eight Dimensions for Solstice

[Purhépecha came from the four directions as one of the oldest peoples in México [Michoacán[ recognizing the four changing windows of time and one of those windows is what many call the Winter Solstice] Solstice is a marker of time, of change. The Gregorian Calendar marks the days 20, 21,22,23 of December as the Solstice [&hellip... more →

FW Hunger: Land & Refugees

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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 [&hellip... more →

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