International Mountain Day 2018

Photo: Spring Mountains December 11 is International Mountain Day which celebrates our higher aspirations. Hashtags #MountainsMatter #InternationalMountainDay #DíaInternacionalDeLasMontañas More Info http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday http://www.fao.org/international-mountain-day/key-messages/en/ Questions How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in other languages? How is ‘International Mountain Day’ translated in Indigenous languages? (Important for 2019’s celebration during the International Year of Indigenous Languages) What have we …

2018 Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster Kudos Lost City Museum for creating a brick-and-mortar, delicious, face-to-face,and instagrammable coddiwomple. Saturday, December 8 was Native American Day/Holiday Open House. The event featured Native American food, dancers, artists, and crafts people. For sale were jewelry and ceramics, Navajo tacos, and fry bread. There was also a raffle to raise funds for the docents. …

Protecting our digital cultural heritage / Ayeye digital-kenhe arntarntareme

Photo: NDFNZ Keynote from NDFNZ 2018: Protecting our digital cultural heritage / Ayeye digital-kenhe arntarntareme presented by Shaun Angeles Penangke. Video Timestamps 2:00 Map of Australia 3:00 My people are very spiritual people. We are physical manifestations of our ancestral spirits. Our entire essence walks in spirit So when we mix the spiritual with the …

Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior

Cover Reading this week: Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2018/12/science-under-siege-at-department-of-interior-full-report.pdf Press Release WASHINGTON (December 4, 2018)—Scientific studies canceled. A chilling effect on discussion of climate change.  Thousands of acres of public lands opened to polluting industries. It all happened on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s watch. The damage Zinke has inflicted could …

Bastón de Mando Indígena = Indigenous Staff of Command

Screenshot: Milenio Mexico City – News and videos from the December 1, 2018 inauguration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. President López Obrador was presented with an Indigenous staff of command (“Bastón de Mando Indígena”). Notable – this is the first presidency to be purified with an Indigenous cleansing ceremony, particularly powerful as it …

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume Two

Cover Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. Hashtag: #NCA4 Key Links https://nca2018.globalchange.gov https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Ch01_Overview.pdf https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Report-in-Brief.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Questionsgood Is the report or portions of the report available in other languages? Are there relevant videos and Q&A sessions with the authors? Is there an audio version of …

Venezuela 2018

Venezuela Flag Rolling news from Venezuela: November https://www.cfr.org/article/venezuela-rise-and-fall-petrostate August https://qz.com/1348756/venezuala-president-maduro-says-hes-been-attacked-blames-colombia/ John Oliver Planeta.com Venezuela Venezuela Links South America

USA: Immigration Policy Change and Protests 2018

Poster Spotlight on the zero tolerance program of the Trump Administration. In June 2018, networks broadcast live from the USA/Mexico border. Questions What are the immigration proposals? Who are the local reporters, activists and politicians working along the border? 2019 USA: Immigration Policy, Caravans, and Protests December https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-hasnt-needed-the-wall-to-remake-u-s-immigration-policy Commentary: The desperation that drives Central American …