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 »

Diabetes, Cree Nation and traditional medicine

Contributed by Alain Cuerrier, Montreal Botanical Garden and ISE North America Representative In 2002, I was approached by a pharmacologist, Pierre Haddad, who wanted to help native people prevent and tackle diabetes that prevailed then and now within their population. Diabetes is up to 5 times more prevalent among First Nations communities than in the… Read more »