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 »

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 »