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 »

Invitation to Me Rongo Festival on Indigenous Peace-Making Traditions

The organisers have much pleasure in extending an invitation to participate in the first “Me Rongo” Peace Congress to be held on Rēkohu (Chatham Islands, New Zealand) 18-21 November 2011. Registration has been extended through June 2011! To register and receive your information pack, please email: [email protected] (put the words “Peace Congress” in the subject… Read more »

Welcome to the new ISE website

We hope that the new ISE website will serve you well. The new layout was designed to help you find information faster and allow easy expansion as more information is added to the site. Captions will be added to the photos throughout the site over the coming weeks. More functionality and new features will be… Read more »