New Online Voting Process

Dear ISE members, Historically, ISE business has been discussed and decided by members during the General Assemblies at the biennial congresses. In this forum board members are elected, the venue for the next congress is decided (4 years out), recommendations from the Board are heard and voted on, changes to the ISE constitution are considered,… Read more »

Update from the ISE Interim Board

The ISE Interim Board is pleased to let the members know that we were successful in securing a new 17-month grant from The Christensen Fund (TCF). The timing of this grant (May 2011-September 2012) will carry the ISE through the next Congress in May 2012 and allow the necessary time for continuation of our three… Read more »

Maori claim to the Waitangi Tribunal

A part of ISE’s history: Maori claim to the Waitangi Tribunal From Maui Solomon, Barrister at Law, Porirua New Zealand, past ISE President Tena kotou katoa (greetings to all), The long awaited historic report on the Maori claim to the Waitangi Tribunal (known colloquially as the Wai 262 claim) in relation to indigenous flora and… Read more »

ISE Program Updates

The ISE Ethics Program The ISE Code of Ethics provides guidance for decision-making and conduct of ethnobiological research and related activities. The value of “mindfulness” – a vigilant willingness to evaluate one’s own understandings, actions, and responsibilities to others – is fundamental to the ISE Code of Ethics and central to equitable and ethical research… Read more »

Principles and practices of Haudenosaunee environmental knowledge

Contributed by Jessica Dolan, McGill University, ISE Member Shé:kon, hello! My name is Jessica Dolan. I’m a PhD student currently doing research in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) communities on how people are putting Haudenosaunee ecological knowledge and traditional philosophies into practice in environmental stewardship projects. There are 17 Iroquois communities located within the political boundaries of the… Read more »