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Indigenous peoples were the first "Bioneers" who worked with nature in a reciprocal relationship -- giving back as much as they took. This program highlights startling new studies that have identified "biodiversity hotspots" around the globe, lands that are critical to the health of the biosphere, lands which are under the care of indigenous peoples, and are identified by multinational business interests as prime targets for massive resource extraction.
Rebecca Adamson, a Cherokee, President and Founder of the First Nations Development Institute has worked as an advocate of local tribal issues for over 24 years and has been a groundbreaking leader in fostering culturally appropriate, values-driven investment and development in US first nations communities. She currently serves on the Presidentís Council on Sustainable evelopment/Sustainable Communities Task Force and has served as an advisor to the United Nations on Rural Development and International Indigenous Rights.
Paula Gunn Allen, Ph.D. (1939-2008) A Laguna Pueblo/Sioux Indian, an educator, award-winning poet, fiction-writer, essayist and author of, among other books, The Sacred Hoop and Grandmothers of the Light.
John Mohawk, Ph.D., (1945-2006) was a Turtle Clan Seneca and Professor of American Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, who formerly edited the legendary journal Akwesasne Notes. He developed is developing food products based on the traditional white corn of the Iroquois and served on the Iroquois White Corn Project Board.
Bioneers Series II: Improving Environment By Changing The World includes the following programs:
The Bioneers series consists of three sets of 13 programs each:
Bioneers Series I The Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of NatureBioneers Series II "Improving Environment By Changing The WorldBioneers Series III
Inspired by the philosophies of the Deep Ecology movement, the Bioneers are heroic examples of people living as if nature mattered. Join us as we look deeply into the magic and mystery of the convergence between leading-edge science and ancient wisdom for a Declaration of Interdependence for the new millennium. Though these programs were produced in the 1990s the contents of this series are timelessly relevant.
HOST: Michael Toms INTERVIEW DATE: 10/19/2000 PROGRAM NUMBER: BN210
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