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Langscape 5:1 Release

Thursday, June 16, 2016
We are marking our twentieth anniversary by “going back to our roots” with this issue’s theme: “Voices of the Earth”. In 1996, we chose the name Terralingua to suggest two things at once: the language of the Earth—the voice of Mother Nature; and the languages of the Earth—the many voices of the world’s diverse peoples, which have evolved through intimate interaction with the Earth in each specific place. We wanted to hear from and about the Voices of the Earth, and so we did! To get a taste, take a look at the Editorial (http://www.terralinguaubuntu.org/Langscape/Volume_5/langscape-5 Read More -->

Langscape Volume 4 Issue 2 Released!

Sunday, December 13, 2015
This issue is the second of our "People's Issue" series. In Part Two, At Home and in the World, we celebrate the many ways in which individuals and communities around the world experience the "inextricable link" between people and nature, and express their sense of place - both at home, and in the larger world. To get a taste, take a look at the Editorial (http://www.terralinguaubuntu.org/Langscape/Volume_4/langscape-4-2-Editorial) and the Table of Contents (http://www.terralinguaubuntu.org/Langscape/Volume_4/langscape-4-2-TOC). Read More -->

Upcoming - Langscape 4:2

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Submissions for Abstracts NOW CLOSED As with the first issue (http://www.terralinguaubuntu.org/Langscape/home.htm) of this series, Volume 4 Issue 2 is dedicated to YOU! We want to hear from you, for there is a crucial global dialogue that needs to happen. What are your own thoughts about the value of diversity in nature and culture? What is happening with biocultural diversity in your corner of the world? What are your experiences defending and strengthening biocultural diversity on the ground, wherever you are? What are your efforts to apply the idea in your life, your wo Read More -->

Released! Langscape Volume 4 Issue 1

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Langscape's newest issue is now available. "The People's Issue - Part 1: Flows and Bridges (http://www.terralinguaubuntu.org/langscape/home.htm)" Flows: the flow of life in nature and culture, in space and time; the flow of water; the flow of memory; the flow of communication and understanding across cultures; the flow of art, dance, and beauty. Bridges: bridges across often troubled waters, linking traditional and scientific knowledge, traditional solutions and contemporary innovations, traditional informal education and western formal education, local situations and global a Read More -->

Annual Report Available

Friday, April 10, 2015
Our 2014 Annual Report (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=128823) is now available for download. You'll find the past year's news about our projects: Voices of the Earth, the Biocultural Diversity Education Initiative, the Biocultural Diversity Toolkit, and our magazine Langscape, along with our 2014 financial summary and an acknowledgment of our generous supporters. Please do take a moment to read through, and follow the links to further information on the main Terralingua website (http://www.terralingua.org/) and on our Terralingua membership site, the Ubuntu (http://www.terralinguaubuntu. Read More -->

Upcoming - Langscape Vol 4-1 - The People's Issue

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Abstract Submissions - Now Closed (/Langscape/call-for-interest-lang-4-1) This issue of Langscape is the "People's Issue" - dedicated to YOU! We want to hear from you, for there is a crucial global dialogue that needs to happen. What are your own thoughts about the value of diversity in nature and culture? What is happening with biocultural diversity in your corner of the world? What are your experiences defending and strengthening biocultural diversity on the ground, wherever you are? What are your efforts to apply the idea in your life, your work, your community, and the la Read More -->

Ubuntu - Terralingua's Membership Site

Saturday, January 10, 2015
We created Terralingua Ubuntu (http://terralinguaubuntu.org) as a space for Terralingua members and friends to come together as a community, connect, and work together to sustain the biocultural diversity of life. Ubuntu is a word in the isiXhosa and isiZulu languages of South Africa, meaning: 1. Humanity or personhood, achieved through interconnectedness with other people and community. 2. An African philosophy of humanism, grounded in the notion that human identity and dignity arise out of respect, concern, compassion, generosity, and reciprocity toward others–family, neighbors, anc Read More -->

Terralingua Langscape Volume 3, Issue 1 Biocultural Approaches to Education. With Guest Editor: Yvonne Vizina

Thursday, January 01, 2015
We are pleased to bring you the first issue of Langscape's new series. In this issue, guest-edited by Yvonne Vizina, we explore how both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal philosophies rooted in the interconnection between language, culture, and nature can inspire and shape new and integrative approaches to education, within and outside the school, and how they can contribute to the problem-solving skills, growth, and resilience of humanity in this rapidly changing world. Join us as we explore Biocultural Diversity as an emerging paradigm in a changing world. New issues of Langscape are now  Read More -->

Education Initiative 2014 - Developing Curriculum

Friday, December 12, 2014
Biocultural Diversity Education Initiative (BCDEI) The goal of the BCDEI is to introduce the idea and relevance of biocultural diversity to high school students (and their teachers). So far we have prepared an overview and other introductory materials for teachers, and are completing three initial curriculum lessons: an introduction to biocultural diversity and two case studies. Keep checking in--we are posting the materials on the BCDEI (http://www.terralingua.org/bcdeducation/ ) pages of the Terralingua website (http://www.terralingua.org ) as they become available. .  Read More -->

Our Biocultural Diversity Toolkit is Available!

Friday, December 12, 2014
Biocultural Diversity Toolkit The Toolkit consists of a series of short volumes aiming to introduce biocultural diversity and relevant approaches and tools to a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and the general public. Each volume includes introductory articles, conceptual and methodological pieces, and case studies, presented in a handsome and user-friendly format. The material was based both on Terralingua’s own work and on collaborations with colleagues from all over the world. The volumes are now available for you on our Biocultural Diversity Conservation Portal (ht Read More -->