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  • Policy for Biocultural Diversity: Where Are We Now? policy_matters_17___front_cover_29894Article: Policy Matters, Issue 17. Policy for Biocultural Diversity: Where are we now? by Luisa Maffi. A brief history of the work that has been done to implement BCD into policy over the past 15 years. “It is arguably critical for advocates of biocultural diversity to continue to rise to the challenge and strive for ...
  • Cultural Vitality Warriors dancing, Xingu Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil Photograph: Sue Cunningham PhotographicArticle: Cultural Vitality. Resurgence Magazine 250: 10-11. Special Issue “Indigenous Intelligence: Diverse Solutions for the 21st Century”, September/October 2008. “This diversity of solutions itself offers the most poignant lesson to be learned from a biocultural perspective: that cultural diversity is not a matter of superficial, if aesthetically pleasing, exotic flavours; it is the deep ...
  • Talking Diversity Talking_Diversity_Page_1Arti­cle: Talk­ing Diver­sity, fea­tured in IUCN’s World Con­ser­va­tion Mag­a­zine Issue 1, Jan­u­ary 2008. By Luisa Maffi. Biodiversity and cultural diversity are intimately—some would say inextricably— related to each other. Humans have adapted to life in particular environments, while drawing resources from those environments to sustain themselves. In so doing, they have needed to acquire in-depth knowledge of species, their relationships, and ecosystem functions ...
  • Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity Cultural and Spiritual Values of BiodiversityArticle: Linguistic Diversity (by L. Maffi and T. Skutnabb-Kangas with J. Andrianarivo). In Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity, D. Posey (ed.). Pp. 21-57. London/Nairobi: Intermediate Technology Publications/UN Environment Programme. Weaving together philosophical, historical, legal, scientific and personal viewpoints, this book gives a rich sample of the vast web which makes up our cultural, spiritual ...
  • Indigenous Peoples: Education and Language Accredited participants, 16th Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, 27–31 July 1998. Statement “ Linguistic Human Rights in Education ” (UN doc. E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/1998/2)submitted to 16th Session of UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, 27–31 July 1998, Principal Theme “Indigenous Peoples: Education and Language”.