Introducing CIVILITI

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the ISE and a group called CIVILITI. CIVILITI’s programs are focused on Indigenous cultures, human rights, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. CIVILITI is a “benefit corporation” or B-corporation in the U.S., and has undergone a rigorous certification process and is required to continue regular reviews. Their work is focused… Read more »

2016 Congress Announcement

We are pleased to release this initial announcement for the 2016 ISE Congress in Uganda, which will take place August 1-7. Planning for the Congress is well underway, and we anticipate releasing a Call for Submissions later this summer. As details are finalized they will be posted here on the ISE website, and on the Congress website,… Read more »

Update on the 2016 ISE Congress

Contributed by Christine Kabuye The 15th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology will be held at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, 1-7 August 2016. We are glad to welcome all to the 2016 congress to be hosted by Makerere University in collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology, and Buganda Kingdom…. Read more »

Impacts of Climate Change on the Livelihoods of Loita Maasai Pastoral Community and Related Indigenous Knowledge on Adaptation and Mitigation

Contributed by Henri ole Saitabau Abstract: Since time immemorial, the Loita Maasai have had rich indigenous knowledge about their environment and how to monitor and predict climate and seasonal cycles through observation of behavioral characteristics of biological components, cosmology and other traditional, socio-cultural methods. They still use the same knowledge to model weather events and… Read more »

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 »