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What “Lost” Cultures can Contribute to Management of Our Planet

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, mark your calendar for the Managing the Plant Discussion Series on Wednesday, March 23rd.

AAA member, Susan Crate, will join Wade Davis and Thomas Lovejoy in a Managing the Planet Discussion Series at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  The discussion will explore the challenges to our planet’s ‘ethnosphere’ and implications of global loss of intimate place-based knowledge systems, developed over millennia by people who have long inhabited, depended upon and steward specific ecosystems.

Dr. Crate, will discuss the Viliui Sakha, horse and cattle breeders in subartic Siberia, and one group on the front lines of climate changes. Her investigations show how climate change is affecting not only this people’s subsistence survival but also their cultural and spiritual orientation to their lands.

For complete details, click here.

Not in the area, but still would like to attend? A live webcam will be available during the session and the video will remain up for viewing after the event.


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