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Santa Fe New Mexican

The Maasai people of Kenya are living in two worlds. The traditional practices, governance, and language are all very much alive. At the same time, they are using cell phones to do things like conserve wildlife, and they are banning obsolete practices like underage marriage and female genital mutilation, and shifting from a purely nomadic lifestyle to a hybrid among livestock-raising, agriculture, and urban living. Assistant Chief Nickson Parmisa talks about keeping it all in balance, and wildlife conservation activist Kenny Mann talks about the Kenya-Santa Fe based non-profit, Acacia Moyo.