Amy Bracken (Belize)


Amy Bracken

Amy Bracken (Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management – SATIIM): Amy is a long-time journalist with a passion for exploring the natural world, learning about different cultures, and sharing her craft. After graduating from Columbia University’s School of Journalism in 2003, Amy moved to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she spent two years reporting for Reuters, the Associated Press and other outlets. She then split her time between Haiti and her hometown, Boston, where she worked as a freelance producer at the public radio program The World. She also spent a year in Valdez, Alaska, running the newsroom of a small radio station and reporting on ongoing effects and litigation relating to the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill. At the time of her fellowship Amy was studying for a Masters degree at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. After her fellowship Amy wrote: “I learned a lot from being in a place so culturally different from anywhere I’ve ever been. I saw little racial tension, little class distinction, little materialism, but also major problems like lack of education and economic opportunities.”



13 Sep

Re-entry

When I moved back to the States after living in Haiti for two years, it

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

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11 Sep

What is sustainable community forestry? Two advocates explain

Listen to Conejo residents John Makin and Manuel Caal discuss sustainable community forestry and land

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Posted Sep 11, 2011

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09 Sep

Saying ‘hello-goodbye’ to the villages Part 4: Crique Sarco

The river at the entrance to Crique Sarco is the Temash. I had been on

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Posted Sep 09, 2011

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07 Sep

Saying ‘hello-goodbye’ to the villages Part 3: The trek to Crique Sarco

I arranged to interview John Makin about sustainable community forestry at 6 am, but I

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Posted Sep 07, 2011

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06 Sep

Saying ‘hello-goodbye’ to the villages Part II: Getting to Conejo

When I got to Conejo, the first thing I saw was the SATIIM truck. Cordelia,

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Posted Sep 06, 2011

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05 Sep

Saying ‘hello-goodbye’ to the villages

Part I: trying to get there When I fell in love with Belize, it was

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Posted Sep 05, 2011

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26 Aug

wrapping up the quilt in Midway

If you’re a dutiful blog reader but nod off at the word, ‘quilt,’ you’ll be

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Posted Aug 26, 2011

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25 Aug

Quilting: getting the ball rolling

I took a long weekend in Guatemala to meet up with a friend on Rio

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Posted Aug 25, 2011

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24 Aug

Quilting: a thriller

Quilting has never been something that particularly interested me. It’s also not something I ever

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Posted Aug 24, 2011

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11 Aug

Ball of Fire

Emerging from the tiny Tumul K’in radio station where SATIIM director Greg Ch’oc does his

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Posted Aug 11, 2011

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09 Aug

patrol movie

I’ve finally uploaded the video to go with the blog, below, on the three-day ranger

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Posted Aug 09, 2011

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02 Aug

Sarstoon Temash National Park Patrol Days 2 & 3

I slept like a rock (thank God for the deluxe mosquito net I had brought)

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Posted Aug 02, 2011

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31 Jul

Sarstoon Temash National Park Patrol Day 1

I spent half of last week on a patrol of the Sarstoon Temash National Park

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Posted Jul 31, 2011

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30 Jul

Nuguchi

Nuguchi… that’s Garifuna for ‘my father.’ I wasn’t going to blog about this because it’s

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Posted Jul 30, 2011

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28 Jul

What made the rats disappear…

Before getting to my patrol with the SATIIM rangers, let me tell you about my

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Posted Jul 28, 2011

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25 Jul

What is Toledo, Belize, and why should I care?

It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t given readers much of a sense

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Posted Jul 25, 2011

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19 Jul

Belizean campers celebrate local culture and environment

Children from the Mayan village of San Pedro Columbia and the Garifuna village of Barranco

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Posted Jul 19, 2011

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12 Jul

the op ed I submitted to Belize’s main papers…

Oil Spills: Learning from Disaster With all the catastrophic oil spills that have happened around

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Posted Jul 12, 2011

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05 Jul

Cultures of Southern Belize

The weekend was something of a sampler platter of the amazingly distinct and rich cultures of Southern Belize, providing a taste of what should be celebrated and what could be lost.

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Posted Jul 05, 2011

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29 Jun

Barranco and the National Park

Last week I was getting pretty antsy. I had been in Belize, working at SATIIM’s

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Posted Jun 29, 2011

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20 Jun

Arriving in Punta Gorda

Day 1 in Punta Gorda I chose to fly to Punta Gorda from Belize City

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Posted Jun 20, 2011

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23 May

looking ahead

I get two reactions when I tell people I’m spending the summer in southern Belize:

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Posted May 23, 2011

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