Jon Waterhouse

Text by Jon Waterhouse | Photos by Mary Marshall National Geographic Explorers Traditional community on the Giraffe River (Bahr-el-Zaraf) in South Sudan, 2011 This article first appeared in Langscape Magazine 6:2, Winter 2017, available from the magazine’s website.  The article can also be read on Langscape Magazine’s Medium site. Langscape Magazine is a Terralingua publication.  We are now living…

Human Journey

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In an exciting collaboration to better understand the world’s most complicated watersheds, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have joined forces to create the Global Rivers Observatory (GRO)—an ambitious effort committed to the continuous study of watershed health around the world. So how cool that they recently invited us…

Wildlife

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mary and I joined the University of Washington-based Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium and the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NWESSP), and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs on the Warm Strings Reservation in central Oregon. This impressive trio would unite to co-host a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event combining…

Changing Planet

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Recently, Mary and I had the privilege of returning to Shepherdstown, West Virginia to join over a hundred Native youth at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) located on the banks of the Potomac River. The event, the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress (NYCALC), occurs each summer on this…

Human Journey

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By Jon Waterhouse and Mary Marshall Examine the protests over construction of the Dakota Access pipeline with an objective mind (links below, basic facts here) and you’ll arrive at the conclusion that the Native Americans gathered at Standing Rock care—and shouldn’t we all. The threat at Standing Rock is not lack of oil or loss of jobs….

Changing Planet

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By Jon Waterhouse with Mary Marshall Every summer, U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations of the Pacific Northwest hold an extraordinary canoe event which takes them far from their home waters to gather on the traditional lands of other PNW host communities. As paddlers make their way toward their destination in magnificent traditional dugout canoes, they…

Changing Planet

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As our journey to bring the Network of Indigenous Knowledge into Yakutia in eastern Russia continued, we came face-to-face with the mighty Lena River. Departing Zhigansk, we made plans (such that we could) to travel down the extraordinary river, which would be much faster than by land in this rugged, remote countryside. Reminders that we weren’t…

Human Journey

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