"Shamanic Wisdom and Conservation in the Internet Age" An evening with
Dr. Mark Plotkin and members of The Ethnobiology and Conservation Team
featuring: DATE: Friday, May 9th, 1997 PLACE: The Golden Gate Club 135
Fisher Loop, The Presidio,San Francisco, California USA TIME: 7:30 -
9:00 pm Pacific Time.
ECT's approach revolves around local peoples
knowledge and use of biological diversity. Integrated
initiatives are developed with local communities to promote their
self determined interests and the ecosystems in which they live.
The panelists include the following: Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist
and author of "Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice" and ECT project
director; Don Luciano Matumbajoy, esteemed shaman and co)director
of the Shaman Apprentice Program in the Colombian rainforest;
Miranda Smith, award winning filmmaker who's best known for her
film "Voice of the Amazons" which documents the life of Chico
Mendes, the slain Brazilian rubbtertapper who dedicated his life
to saving the rainforest; and Gary Nabhan, ethnobotanist who will
discuss the Seri Indian Education project documenting Seri
environmental knowledge and the Hopi project which teaches young
Hopi how to grow, conserve and use traditional medicinal and food
There is no charge for this event and you are warmly invited.
ECT's web address: http://ethnobotany.org