Tuesday, August 24, 2010

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Fwd: Terralingua E-News Issue #5

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From: Terralingua <info@terralingua.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 8:28 AM
Subject: Terralingua E-News Issue #5
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Terralingua E-News Issue #5
August 23, 2010
Dear Joe,
The short, sweet summer is nearing its end here on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. As we continue working through the summer we think of the young fawn who was born just under our Terralingua office, and often visits us at this time.

We are very excited to announce that the final arrangements are being made for the cultural exchange with the Raramuri people from Mexico.  We expect them to arrive on Salt Spring Island at the end of September. We'll have more news about this on Terralingua's Facebook page as we get closer to the date.
Ortixia our creative designer, is busy finishing the latest edition of Langscape that should reach you very soon.  In the meantime we continue to receive great feedback from the Portal Launch, Biocultural Diversity Conservation: a community of practice.  Please visit the portal and be part of a growing community of people who care deeply about biocultural diversity. Updates are made often and new stories continually arrive from people all over the world.

Terralingua Executive Director,  Luisa Maffi continues her prolific work. 
In September she will be the keynote speaker at the Trace Foundation's fifth lecture series: Minority Languages in Today¹s Global Society. Interdependent Diversities: The Relationship between Language, Culture, and Ecology.
We encourage you to tell others about the important work that Terralingua is doing. In addition, we invite you to support our work. It's very easy! Just click on the
"Donate now" button in this e-news to send a donation. No amount is too small.
Tania Aguila
Terralingua Office Manager

L a n g s c a p e
Mesoamerica's Biocultural Heritage
Langscape is Terralingua's bi-annual newsletter and is usually a smorgasboard of information on Biocultural Diversity.  Volume II, Issue 6 of Langscape is going to reach you very soon.  This issue is focused on Mesoamerica's Biocultural Heritage with stories and articles by Victor Toledo, Suzanne Cook,  Felipe Montoya Greenheck and Luisa Maffi with photographs by Cristina Mittermeier, Tania Aguila and Petul Hern├índez Guzm├ín.
Look for this special publication of Langscape in your inbox over the next few days. In order to receive a PDF version of Langscape you must register as a Teralingua member by clicking here...

Trace Foundation's fifth lecture series:
Minority Languages in Today's Global Society.
Terralingua Executive Director, Luisa Maffi will be the keynote speaker at the Trace Foundation's fifth lecture series: Minority Languages in Today's Global Society. Interdependent Diversities: The Relationship between Language, Culture, and Ecology.
The Trace foundation is organizing this lecture series as the UN-declared International Year of Biodiversity, to learn more about this event click here...

Sanjay Khanna, writer, journalist, Terralingua collaborator, and co-founder of Resilient People writes an article in The Huffington Post (July 28, 2010) that highlights the vital and timely work Terralingua is doing. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity in large part to draw attention to accelerated biodiversity losses that are damaging the very support systems humans rely on.
Established ten years before the U.N. declaration, in 1996, Luisa Maffi, a linguist, anthropologist, and ethnobiologist, co-founded  Terralingua and continues to lead the organization as it works to sustain the biocultural diversity of life. Writes Khanna, "Terralingua researches, communicates, and seeks to ameliorate the loss of biological, linguistic, and cultural diversity -- 'biocultural diversity' for short -- in part by communicating that nature and culture are inescapably linked." To read the whole article click here....

Terralingua is now part of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on internet.  Follow the work of Terralingua on this amazing web tool by clicking here....

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Terralingua is on Facebook and Twitter. If you have a Facebook account, become a fan of Terralingua to learn more about what we are doing to promote Biocultural Diversity and how you can become involved. If you are on Twitter please follow us for regular updates.
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