Hawaiʻi Beyond the Wave, Hawaiʻi Beyond the Postcard travels to the Kingdom of the Dragon

Contributed by Mascha Gugganig After a day long journey from Vancouver via China and Nepal, my accompanying traveling exhibit had mastered what many others experienced that attended the 14th conference of the ISE in Bhutan. A small airplane released a number of conference attendants finally reaching their destination. Their awe and wonder spoke through a… Read more »

Importance of Environmental and Cultural Preservation: Perspectives of Young People on a Distant Country, its Culture and Traditions

Contributed by Dominique Chirpaz Our project, born in 2012 in Montpellier, has been a long and precarious adventure . . . But finally, we don’t regret anything: the long months passed to prepare our common presentation, the stress linked to the various administrative problems to solve, as well as the financial support research! This travel… Read more »

My Congress Experience

Contributed by Michelle Baumflek Sitting in the light rain at the opening ceremony of my first ISE Congress in Bumthang, Bhutan, I knew that the week to come was going to be exceptional. The excitement and positive energy had been palpable as participants from all over the world entered the grounds, through a walkway flanked… Read more »

Exploring People’s Relationship to Food in the Aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster

Contributed by Karly Burch On June 1, 2014, I found myself sitting before a Bhutanese royal princess, thoroughly enjoying my serving of suja (butter tea) and dresi (sweet saffron rice). In that moment, I was surrounded by the new friends I had made at the Pre-Conference Workshop and a diverse array of ISE Congress participants,… Read more »

Gendered Ethnomedicinal Knowledge and Health Sovereignty in Bolivian Amazonia

Contributed by Isabel Díaz Reviriego In June 2014, along with other colleges from the Ethnoecology Lab at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), I had the fortune to attend the ISE congress in Bhutan. Bhutan, the country of Gross National Happiness, warmly welcomed us. We learned, we danced, and we enjoyed spicy Bhutanese food and… Read more »