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Meet Project Advisor, Anna Festus
The summer after Indigenous Nations and water protectors gathered to stand against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, I attended World Peace and Prayer Day on the Big Island of Hawai’i. World Peace and Prayer Day is a yearly event bringing together people of all faiths and all nations to honor sacred… Read More
The Story of Fire
FIRE! It provides light, heat and warmth. Used by humans for cooking, surviving the cold, and for the skillful burning of landscapes to encourage new growth, fire is an essential transformational element. But how did we learn to harness the power of fire? Nxisa, a Naro Bushmen elder and grandmother tells the story of how… Read More
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