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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana


No. 042, September 2014


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Video: People's Climate March Lays Out the Science, Dovetailing With Traditional Knowledge

ICTMN Staff  9/14/14
" There is but one week to go until what's being billed as the biggest climate march in history occurs, in New York City, as world leaders converge to talk at the United Nations on the crisis facing our planet...." Read the entire Indian Country Today article.


Indigenous voices in climate change adaptation:
Addressing the challenges of diverse knowledge systems
in the Barmah-Millewa
Final Report

"This project investigated how the deep knowledge of the Yorta Yorta people can be used to strengthen their participation and influence in the complex national and regional processes that determine how their traditional lands, which are in the highly-contested Murray-Darling Basin, are managed, leading to improved adaptation decisions both for the Yorta Yorta and the wider community...." Click Here to download the report.


Klamath River Tribes Confront Feds for Water Releases To Prevent Fish Kill

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2013
"Sacramento, California - Hundreds of Tribal members and supporters from the Trinity and Klamath Rivers converged at the Bureau of Reclamation in Sacramento today. They demanded increased water flows, known as preventative flows, from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River, the largest tributary of the Klamath River. They also asked that more water be let out of Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath.... " Read the entire news release..


Filmmakers sign historic agreement with tribal authorities in Mexico City

by Tracy Barnett on September 6, 2014
"MEXICO CITY - A powerful new full-length feature film about the Wixarika People's struggle to save their most sacred site from exploitation from Canadian mining companies has become the cutting edge of that movement as its director and protagonists prepare to make their way to Europe, the United States and Canada...." Read the entire article.


Ancient wisdom in Peru's high mountains

By Douglas Fischer
The Daily Climate
"BOZEMAN, Mont. - Injury forced filmmaker Jeffrey Wium into full-time questing.

"In 2002, Wium was a successful director, trained in Hollywood, caught up in the race.

"Off hours, whenever he could escape location

shoots, he sought knowledge and insight from the world's indigenous cultures, slipping into temples and caves,
looking for an antidote to the intense production pressures and inwardly empty rewards...." Read the entire article.


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