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EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies would need to compensate indigenous people for using their knowhow in creating new medicines

Via Seth Dixon, Jacqueline Keeler
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The  Nagoya protocol is an international biological diversity convention. The protocol would at it's core require permission, acknowledgment of source knowledge  or practice and compensation for the use of cultural wisdom.


i don't see Nagoya as a perfect solution - there is a lot of room for language interpretation so slick corporate lawyers will find ways to legally cheat indigenous peoples from their share but I do see it as at least A small step in the right direction.   


The World Health Organisation estimates that 4 billion people, 80% of the world's population, use herbal medicine in primary healthcare. 


Cherokees Believe and have practiced healing from plant and water for thousands of years. Every and any human sickness has a plant who can cure it. Every plant in the world has a purpose if we but learn to hear and understand what that is - there are no weeds to the Cherokee.


Yona Shawn

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MsPerry's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:27 PM

APHG-Unit 4

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unit 5
Alex Smiga's curator insight, August 30, 2016 2:30 PM
This would be a very new approach.
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The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder

The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Sarah Palin’s screed against those who oppose the Washington football team name has something in common with that of the owner Dan Snyder: it pretends Native Americans do not exist.
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A great Native American warrior chief emerges in book about Red Cloud

A great Native American warrior chief emerges in book about Red Cloud | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
In 1821, two events occurred that would lead to the only chapter in U.S. history in which the nation would sue for peace with any of the Native American nations. Along the Platte River in Nebraska a comet was sighted, leaving a red trail behind it, and a child was born into the Sioux Nation. This was seen as an omen as chronicled in "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend" by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. The rise of Red Cloud to prominence is not just Sioux history but American history, too. "OF EVERYTHING THAT IS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF RED CLOUD, AN AMERICAN LEGEND" By Bob Drury and Tom Clavin Simon & Schuster ($30). When he was 4, Red Cloud lost his father to alcohol poisoning, which was at that time akin to being born out of wedlock in Victorian
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Red Cloud also studied the use of weapons so that he knew how best to  neutralize or at least minimize his opponent's effectiveness. A favorite tactic  was using small parties to lure bigger opponents into traps sprung by hidden  forces.

In a period of just over 18 months, he had brought the U.S. Army to a  standstill and could have possibly inflicted greater damage had he pressed his  advantage. Even though he did not do that, it did force the United States to sue  for peace and meet his demands, which included the closing of three forts

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Death by Boarding School: “The Last Acceptable Racism” and the United States’ Genocide of Native Americans | Gonzaga Law Review

Death by Boarding School: “The Last Acceptable Racism” and the United States’ Genocide of Native Americans | Gonzaga Law Review | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
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21 Habits of Happy People

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“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed.

Don’t try to be someone that you’re not. Do the best you can and don’t second guess yourself.

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I really like these 21 - if followed a true and tested formula for success - Yes the ladder climbing kind but more importantly the life well lived kind.

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Act Like A Business Owner To Advance Your Career | CAREEREALISM

Act Like A Business Owner To Advance Your Career | CAREEREALISM | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Whether you work for a global corporation or for yourself, it is absolutely essential you think and act like a business owner to advance your career.
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Great article. 

 

A trick I use is I think of myself as a vendor to my company - I supply the service ME.  I must always be aware of the value of my service product.  I work to continually increase it and foster closer ties with my customer my company.

 

The reason this "trick" is so successful for me is that its not trick at all its reality but it requires a mind shift to recognize its truth and apply it every day. 

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CENSORED NEWS: Native Americans Still Being Punished - scalp the redskins feed them whisky send - 2 - reservation

CENSORED NEWS: Native Americans Still Being Punished    - scalp the redskins feed them whisky send - 2 - reservation | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
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If this does not make a case for change in your mind - I suppose nothing ever will.

 

Join me in demanding a change to our education system. I believe that if the real history of our America were known and taught we would have a common platform and understanding of a common perspective to start a dialog and begin that change.  Mandate K-12 True Native History

 

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Shawn Wright's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:45 PM

If this does not make a case for change in your mind - I suppose nothing ever will.

 

Join me in demanding a change to our education system. I believe that if the real history of our America were known and taught we would have a common platform and understanding of a common perspective to start a dialog and begin that change.  Mandate K-12 True Native History

 

Shawn Wright

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Understanding Conflict

Understanding Conflict | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
All conflicts have the same underlying structure. The content will vary from one to another, but underneath the details they are all the same. Understanding this will help unpack a conflict and take
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How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation

How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
eLearning professionals should learn more about the biological basis of learning. Check out this simple explanation.

Via Beth Dichter
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 10:53 AM

Are you looking for a simple explanation on how learning happens in the brain? The infographic above shows the shorthand version and a more detailed version is available in the post. Although this post is geared to e-learning the four processes that take place are also found in the traditional (and the blended) classroom.

Process 1: Getting the information which takes place in the sensory cortices. This is the time to touch as many of the senses as possible. Try to create lessons when introducing new material that include audio, visual and kinesthetic experiences.

Process 2: Make meaning which takes place in the temporal lobe. To make meaning of new information we must provide time for reflection.

Process 3: Form abstractions which takes place in the prefrontal lobe. The learner has received new information, reflected on the information and now begins to make meaning in their brain by making relationships, forming abstractions and creating new knowledge.

Process 4: Active testing which takes place in the motor cortex. The abstract becomes active, providing guides for future learning.

You will also find a link on this page which will allow you to download an eBook - Neuroscience Based eLearning Tips.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:54 AM

We need to know more about how the brain works in the learning process so that eLearning can be more effective.

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Looking through customer colored glasses

Looking through customer colored glasses | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
The customer journey is fraught with key moments when a customer decides to leave. Typically, they say nothing. And the last indication that a company gets from customers before they go is one of positive sentiment. The Sparked infographic below documents when and why customers leave, but also shows key ways to keep your customers …
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After 30 years of life in product development and corporate America I am convinced most do not understand the true life blood of a company.   We as discipline leaders make decisions every day that affect and influence our “numbers” but take little account of how the result will be perceived by the group most vital to our success - our customer.  

 

How would our business hierarchies look if a system was designed to filter and view every decision or program with a clear view of their downstream effects on our customer? 

 

Did our last business change:

Make it more or less easy to do business with our company?
Show affirmation of a belief in and our commitment to a partnership with our customer?
Make it so that our customer perceived the company in a more or less favorable light?    

 

Many sound business principles (freeing capital by eliminating inventory) can have profoundly negative impacts on our customers if we do not understand and mitigate their downstream effects by looking through customer colored glasses.    Shawn

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Anyone up for going back to college?

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See and Manage Your Organization's Culture

See and Manage Your Organization's Culture | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Organizational culture is the heart and soul of a company. Yet leaders often perceive culture as a nebulous collection of intangible concepts, seemingly impossible to measure and quantify and
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Very intresting tool......All organizations have seven components, to various degrees, and sometimes there’s a requirement for a heavy concentration in one area or another. In other cases, however, an organization can make a conscious decision to grow or shrink one of the areas through specific actions.

 

The Colors of Culture - Purple organizations are like sports teams, with a strong leader who lays down the law and everybody else listens and takes action. Such groups have strong rituals and mascots. Red organizations aren’t afraid of conflict. They move quickly and aggressively without stopping to overthink the consequences. Blue represents order, regulation and rules. Orange represents an entrepreneurial group, focused on finding new opportunities and beating the competition. Green means harmony, the human skills and empathy. Yellow symbolizes analytics, reason, knowledge and logic. Aqua is the realm of systems thinking.

Academic organizations tend to be yellow and aqua, but what if they don’t have enough blue to organize or red to push new ideas through? Investment banks tend to be very orange and red, focused on wins and opportunity, but the wake of regulatory compliance is requiring them to be more blue and even more aqua as they try to understand how to balance their focus on profit with the greater good.

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Rising from the ashes

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Ever have the feeling like you can’t win?  A few short years ago, all you heard about was builders going under left and right.  It was survival of the fittest, and all of us could have used a bit m...
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Good Insight

We have survived the Mayan apocalypse (admit it, some of you stocked up on canned food), so now lets push our business and our industry to new heights.

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Native History: Stand Watie, Treaty of New Echota Signer, Born

Native History: Stand Watie, Treaty of New Echota Signer, Born | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
Stand Watie was born Degadoga Watie on December 12, 1806 in New Echota, near present day Rome, Georgia; he was a signer of the Treaty of New Echota.
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Something worth your time and effort is worth your all or nothing.

 

Watie was a Brigadier General who fought for the South and at the end of the war, on  June 23, 1865, Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/12/12/native-history-stand-watie-treaty-new-echota-signer-born-152637
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Kids Need To Be Taught The 3 R's and now E.I. Emotional Intelligence - Should it now be before the 3 R's?

Kids Need To Be Taught The 3 R's and now E.I. Emotional Intelligence - Should it now be before the 3 R's? | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren’t the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
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So-called noncognitive skills — attributes like self-restraint, persistence and self-awareness — might actually be better predictors of a person’s life trajectory than standard academic measures. Infants followed over 50 years found that a child’s level of mental well-being correlated strongly with future success. Kids who develop these skills are not only more likely to do well at work but also to have longer marriages and to suffer less from depression and anxiety and may also make them physically healthier.       

This was startling news. “Everybody said, Oh, it’s how kids achieve academically that will predict their adult employment, and health, and everything else,” recalls Mark Greenberg, a Penn State University psychologist. “And then it turned out that for both employment and health outcomes, academic achievement actually predicted less than these other factors.”

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Why Your Employees Are Leaving You, And How To Stop Them

Why Your Employees Are Leaving You, And How To Stop Them | Professional enrichment | Scoop.it
You want employees who are thrilled to show up at the office every day. But recent research tells a different story. In fact, a full 70% of employees are disengaged in the workplace, according to Gallup.
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 "Most importantly, understand your employees knowing how to complete a task isn’t as important as your workers understanding why the task is necessary." This is key - the more knowledge an employee has of the customer and the impacts they have on them the more fullfilment both will enjoy.

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