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Local Producers; Food Sovereignty

Many families in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua live a subsistence lifestyle by both growing small crops and raising a few farm animals. These subsistence farmers simply produce what ... Many families in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua live a subsistence lifestyle by both growing small crops and...

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Care-takers of the Community

Rosa Emilia rocks back on her red plastic chair, gestures wildly with her arms as she recounts stories of her 45+ years as a midwife, and fills her front porch with the joy of... Rosa Emilia rocks back on her red plastic chair, gestures wildly with her arms as she recounts stori...

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Miskito Indigenous Women Unite for their Rights

It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women participants of the WIMPA assembly — a gathering of the Indigenous Women’s Organ... It’s evening in the BOSAWAS, and I write the unfamiliar (and lengthy) names of the women parti...

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Mothers. Leaders. Advocates

MOTHERS. Drying tears and kissing things better, sure. Working inside and outside the home to support their family’s financial, emotional, and physical well-being – you ... MOTHERS. Drying tears and kissing things better, sure. Working inside and outside the home to suppor...

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Building Conservation Capacity

Our latest initiative in the BOSAWAS biosphere of Nicaragua, Local Knowledge; Global Goals, allows individuals to document environmental and human rights information and to co... Our latest initiative in the BOSAWAS biosphere of Nicaragua, Local Knowledge; Global Goals, allows i...

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Solar Power: Reaching its Potential

The deployment of solar power to power classroom technology in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua can now be leveraged to allow the transmission of Indigenous knowledge and citizen scienc... The deployment of solar power to power classroom technology in the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua can now be lev...

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From Scarcity to Innovation

In the remote BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, it is often absence that drives the way forward. But certainly not the absence of tradition. The absence of medical personnel in most communi... In the remote BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, it is often absence that drives the way forward. But certainly not...

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Safeguarding Language: Preserving Cultural Diversity

It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic abominations of Miskito words in my pocket notebook. I offer up my mispronou... It is 2013, and I am visiting the BOSAWAS, Nicaragua, for the first time. I scribble down phonetic a...

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