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This booklet is the made of the 2nd global convention on Environmental background, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in 2014. It gathers works through authors from the 5 continents, addressing matters raised by means of prior occasions so that it will offer info to assist deal with the current and the long run. It unearths how our cultural historical past and examples of earlier territorial intervention may help to wrestle political and cultural obstacles during the universal language of environmental advantages with out disguising destructive prior human interventions.
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Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2013); Jeremy Wilson, Talk and Log: Wilderness Politics in British Columbia, 1965–96 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1998). 2 On June 3, 2010, the original name Haida Gwaii (“Islands of the people”) officially replaced the colonial name Queen Charlotte Islands. During the local name-changing ceremony on June 17, the Haida returned the colonial name to the Crown, symbolically stored in a beautifully crafted bentwood box, and respectfully handed over to Premier Gordon Campbell.
How did the non-native loggers ‘story’ themselves into the narrative network, and the place called South Moresby? And why were the (majority of the) Haida predominating the narrative network, and able to form stronger alliances, than those in favour of industrial logging? Some answers may be found by tracing narratives and using the components of Narrative Network 23 Some of those and similar conclusions are also made in: Lejano, Ingram and Ingram, Environmental Networks. , 1. 25 Ibid. , 2. 27 Ibid.
These are four that I will visit repeatedly in sequence during the day either till I’m exhausted or I have enough information to leave them and finish them in the studio. A Children’s python (Anteresia childreni) hunts tree frogs in the lank grasses on the creek bank high behind me. The last euro or kangaroo footprints, from when water was in this creek, are clearly visible in the dried mud. A caustic vine withers on the rock face on the other side of the gorge. I watch Zebra finches flitting in and out of the Mineritchie (or Red Mulga Acacia cyperophylla) that I am painting.