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Fresh banana leaves : healing indigenous landscapes through indigenous science
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260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Indigenous teaching: nature protects you as long as you protect nature -- Ecocolonialism of indigenous landscapes -- Birth of Western conservation -- Indigenous science: indigenous stewardship and management of lands -- Ecowars: seeking environmental justice -- Tierra Madre: indigenous women & ecofeminism -- Ancestral foods: cooking with fresh banana leaves -- Indigenizing conservation: healing indigenous landscapes.
"An Indigenous environmental scientist breaks down why western conservationism isn't working--and offers Indigenous models informed by case studies, personal stories, and family histories that center the voices of Latin American women and land protectors. Despite the undeniable fact that Indigenous communities are among the most affected by climate devastation, Indigenous science is nowhere to be found in mainstream environmental policy or discourse. And while holistic land, water, and forest management practices born from millennia of Indigenous knowledge systems have much to teach all of us, Indigenous science has long been ignored, otherized, or perceived as "soft"-the product of a systematic, centuries-long campaign of racism, colonialism, extractive capitalism, and delegitimization. "--