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“Wisdom of the Elders? The Distribution of Ethnobiological Knowledge in a Tropical Forest Community”

Here is an event that some of you may be interested in! It is about the transmission of ethnobiological knowledge in Nicaragua.

On Friday January 23, Jeremy Koster (University of Cincinnati) will be giving a talk entitled:

“Wisdom of the Elders? The Distribution of Ethnobiological Knowledge in a Tropical Forest Community”

This lecture is part of this year’s Lang Colloquium Series, the schedule for which can be
found here

January 23 from 3:15 – 5:05pm
Building 50, Room 51A

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Course Announcement

Indigenous Cultural Heritage:
Protection, Practice, Repatriation

(ANTHRO 102C, ARCHLGY 101/202, CSRE 102, NATIVEAM 102)
Explore strategies and challenges in protecting the cultural heritage rights enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Using an innovative array of lectures by Stanford faculty and interviews with Indigenous Elders, artists, performers, students, scholars, and museum professionals, we consider:
  • Who is Indigenous? What is cultural heritage?
  • The impact of colonialism, urbanization and other forces on indigenous identity and cultural heritage
  • Tribal, domestic and international legal and ethical frameworks for heritage protection and repatriation
  • How museums approach Indigenous peoples and their cultural material
  • How to resolve repatriation disputes

Once weekly meetings on Thursdays, 12:35 PM – 2:05 PM
Online materials at your own pace

RICHARD WEST JR. (Founding Director, National Museum of the American Indian)
ART STERRITT (Executive Director, Coastal First Nations, and 2014 Stanford Bright Award Recipient)
GERALD AMOS (Haisla Elder and former Chief Councilor)

AMBER ARANUI (Repatriation Researcher, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand)

JUANITA JOHNSTON (Collections Manager, U’Mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, BC)
JAMES CLIFFORD (renowned ethnographic anthropologist and Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz)

JONATHAN KING (former British Museum Curator of Anthropology)

RUTH PHILIPPS (former Director, UBC Museum of Anthropology)
CHIP COLWELL (Curator of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science)
and the following Stanford Community Members:

Karen Biestman, Christina Hodge, Laura Jones, Lynn Meskell, Matthew Snipp, Mike Wilcox, Gertjan Plets, Tim Wilcox, Lindsay Montgomery, Layton Lamsam, Dalton Brown, Kaipo Lucas, Alex Scully, the 2014 Stanford Lu’au Participants

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