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Founder Kenny Ausubel coined the word bioneers in 1990 to describe an emerging culture of social and scientific innovators who are mimicking nature¹s operating instructions to serve human ends while enriching the web of life. We take a "solve-the-whole-problem" approach: Taking care of nature means taking care of people - and taking care of people means taking care of nature. It's part of our mission.

At the 2011 Conference the Sustainability Action Media (SAM) principals Barry Heidt and Ruth Ann Barrett took the opportunity to interview mostly, but not exclusively, the indigenous leaders attending Bioneers. 

2012 Conference

Now in its 23rd year, the Bioneers Conference (c. 3,000 people annually) has served as a perennial wellspring of cutting-edge content and dynamic, diverse voices that supply the primary source for our public education and media outreach. The main conference and Beaming Bioneers local community conferences further serve as a focal point to build community, connection and collaboration.

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Dance, Chant, Hula and, now, Journeying by Kaimana Barcarse at Bioneers 2011

Kaimana Barcarse is the Director of the Honuakai Exploration Sciences and Voyaging Division of the ‘Aha Punana Leo, whose mission is to utilize the wa’a (canoe) as a platform to strengthen the Hawaiian language skills and cultural traditions of its participants. Also an instructor at Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke’elikolani Hawaiian Language College of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, Kaimana hails from a hula family and is the Program Director and lead DJ of Alana I Kai Hikina, a Hawaiian lan- guage radio show on KWXX-FM, as well as a photographer who documents the indige- nous Hawaiian cultural experience. More info.

To learn more about the Bioneers October 19-21, 2012 for the their site.  Barry Heidt of sustainabletv.org interviewed Kaimana and Tom Hopkins edited the video.

EarthSayers Kaimana Barcarse; Barry Heidt

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