Assisting in the promotion of indigenous health and nutrition through the Departments of Behavioral Health and Healthy Traditions. The findings of this study, based on Aymara Indian perspectives, are designed to aid in understanding and appreciating the cosmological vision, and the needs of Andean communities in the poorest province of Chile. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 70:1-55, January 1989. Society of Ethnobiology Letters Vol. Aymara perspectives reveal that development projects help some, but negatively impact community cohesiveness, access to water and farmland, safety of community members and domesticated animals, public health, and hence Aymara livelihood.
Presentation at Yushan National Park, Formosa 1987. In Aymara Indian Perspectives on Development in the Andes, Amy Eisenberg provides a detailed exploration of the ethnoecological dimensions of the tension between the Aymara, whose economic, spiritual, and social life are inextricably tied to land and water, and three major challenges: the paving of Chile Highway 11, the diversion of the Altiplano waters of the Río Lauca for irrigation and power-generation, and Chilean national park policies regarding Aymara communities, their natural resources, and cultural properties within Parque Nacional Lauca, the International Biosphere. For Andean people, economic, spiritual and social life, are inextricably tied to land and water. A study design was developed that would engage Aymara people directly in the assessment of their cultural and natural resources along an altitudinal gradient from the coastal city of Arica to the Altiplano, the high plateau at Lago Chungara. Fourth World Eye, December 2, 2009.
Nieves Zedeno, Amy Eisenberg, Rebecca Toupal, John Amato, 2000. Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries response. As rapid economic growth in the area has begun to divert scarce water to hydroelectric and agricultural projects, the Aymara struggle to maintain their sustainable and traditional systems of water use, agriculture, and pastoralism. Fourth World Eye, February 1, 2009. Handheld Field Computers Record Inuit Knowledge comment. Freeing rare and endangered species that were being sold for consumption in the marketplace. Kam Local Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Resource Management.
Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. Promotion and study of Austronesian tribal languages, arts, music and dance. Conservation of Cultural and Natural Resources. Tucson, Arizona: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Tucson, Arizona: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Land is the source and matrix of Aymara identity and it is their territory that guarantees their persistence as a people.
We carried out a social and environmental impact assessment as well as a needs assessment in the extreme north of Chile to evaluate and articulate social, environmental, and cultural indices of change and to seek ways to manage change responsibly and proactively. Englberger, Lois, Amy Eisenberg and John Amato. Nieves, Chris Basaldu, and Amy Eisenberg. Teaching English, Art, Natural Science and Conservation, Cultural Preservation and Aquatics. A systematic social and environmental impact assessment was executed along International Chilean Highway 11, which connects Arica, Chile with the highlands of Bolivia.
Peru: Rural Wisdom Against Climate Change response. Fourth World Eye, November 6, 2008. Pursuing collaborative research, Eisenberg performed ethnographic interviews with Aymara people in more than sixteen Andean villages, some at altitudes of 4,600 meters. Maintaining cultural sensitivity, confidentiality, tact, courtesy and discretion in personal contacts with the public, communities, village councils, families and clients. Appropriate sociology is as necessary as appropriate technology. Mural painting of trees of North America, and pen and ink drawings and paintings of rare and endangered species for the Arboretum and Center for Plant Conservation. For Andean people, economic, spiritual, and social life are inextricably tied to land and water.
Demonstrating techniques for visitors, classes and herbarium volunteers. Fourth World Eye, March 17, 2008. Environmental transformation must be grounded in a careful understanding of the Aymara and their way of life. International Society of Ethnobiology Newsletter. For Andean people, economic, spiritual, and social life are inextricably tied to land and water. Aymara Indian Perspectives on Development in the Andes, book promotion, Center for World Indigenous Studies. Resource: Local Responses to Climate Change in the Himalayas response.
Eisenberg, Amy and John Amato. The recent paving of Chilean Highway 11, the diversion of Altiplano waters of the Rio Lauca to the arid coast for hydroelectricity and irrigation, and Chilean national park policies regarding Aymara communities, their natural resources and cultural properties within Parque Nacional Lauca, the International Biosphere Reserve, are examined from the perspectives of the Aymara people. Pacific Islands Marine Protected Areas Community, Micronesia Conservation Trust and The Nature Conservancy. Providing resources for impoverished Washoe youth and their families in the Stewart Indian Community, and support for the Stewart Indian Museum. . Peruvian Farmers Adapt to Rising Temperatures response.
Cultural diversity is one of the greatest gifts bestowed on humanity Spradley 1979, p. Development of a series of weekend workshops and programs for students, and leading tours of the New York Botanical Garden and Conservatory for classes, the public, institutions and garden clubs. South African Indigenous Knowledge Systems Expo response. Ethnographic Assessment of Kaibab Paiute Cultural Resources in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. The findings of this study, based on Aymara Indian perspectives, are designed to aid in understanding and appreciating the cosmological vision, and the needs of Andean communities in the poorest province of Chile.
Eisenberg, Amy, John Amato and Dengtao. In this book, the first to study Beni-Amer practices, Zeremariam Fre argues for the importance of their knowledge, challenging the preconceptions that regard it as untrustworthy when compared to scientific knowledge from more developed regions. The Aymara are actively involved and committed to having their perspectives and cultural concerns expressed and incorporated into historic, natural and cultural resource preservation legislation and policy. State of the World's Indigenous Peoples Launched response. Ethnoecological dimensions of the conflict between rapid economic growth and a sensitive cultural and natural resource base are explored through participatory research methods. The strong bonds between the Beni-Amer, their animals, and their environment constitute the basis of their ways of knowing, and much of their knowledge system is built on experience and embedded in their cultural practices. With permission of Panare community leaders, collecting and recording botanical specimens, ethnobotanical field data, ethnographic interviews and the study of Panare language and culture.