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Supporting Indigenous Stewardship and Conservation
Today on the 48th Earth Day, we find ourselves in a time that has been referred to as the Antropocene, when human presence on this planet has impacted climate, geology, biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide. This impact has led to Earth’s sixth major extinction as millions of species of plants and animals have been lost, including… Read More
The Great Dance and Bushmen Ways of Knowing
“Tracking is like dancing. This is the great dance.” – !Nqate Xqamxebe To the San Bushmen people of Southern Africa, the Great Dance is the vast, interconnected movement of all life, the movement of all of nature— the plants, the animals, the elements, the seasons— all interacting in the cycles and rhythms of life and… Read More
Bushmen Come for Tea & Chase the Tide: Visiting & Togetherness
Last fall, we were very excited to welcome several Bushmen artists visiting our town for an art exhibition and auction of their paintings and prints at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Cgoma Simon, Jan Tcega John and Ndodonyane Ditsheko (Ndo for short) are artists working with the Kuru Art Project in the… Read More
San Bushmen: Genetic Roots of the Human Family Tree
The San Bushmen people are often referred to as being the roots of the human family tree and are sometimes described as being our living human ancestors, but why? On the science side, it has a lot to do with the work of geneticist Spencer Wells. Wells was one of the first people to do… Read More
Why We Are Sharing the Bushmen’s Stories
Our first trip to meet the African Bushmen of the Kalahari was both heartbreaking and inspiring. During our visit to a Bushmen village, we were invited to participate in one of their most revered ceremonies: the healing dance (sometimes referred to as the trance dance) When we asked why they welcomed outsiders into their ceremony,… Read More