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Women on a Mission: How Cell Phones are Preserving Indigenous Culture

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Armed with technology, indigenous women are preserving their past.

The knowledge of plants as medicine and food is traditionally passed from mothers to daughters by the Awajún women of northern Peru, but they had come perilously close to losing that wisdom. Now they have created a "women's forest" featuring traditional plants and traditional knowledge that has grown into a thriving tourism trade and a burgeoning tea business, and they are recovering their ancestral traditions on their cell phones.

Women on a Mission is a series of short films on women and conservation, this is the premiere episode:


Women on a Mission, Technology Meets Tradition The Awajn women in the village of Shampuyacu are reviving their culture and restoring their forest after decades of destruction. At the heart of their efforts: a ...
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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