Indigenous science

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A values-centered relational science model: supporting Indigenous rights and reconciliation in research

A values-centered relational science model: supporting Indigenous rights and reconciliation in research

Addressing complex social-ecological issues requires all relevant sources of knowledge and data, especially those held by communities who remain close to the land. Centuries of oppression, extractive research practices, and misrepresentation have hindered balanced knowledge exchange with Indigenous…

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Indigenous Data in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Straddling Erasure, Terrorism, and Sovereignty

Indigenous Data in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Straddling Erasure, Terrorism, and Sovereignty

On April 10, 2020, Covid-19 case rates on tribal lands were more than four times the rate in the United States.1 Indigenous Peoples across the country continue to be disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. As of May 18, 2020, the Navajo Nation has the highest Covid-19 case rates surpassing…

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Mātauranga and Science

Mātauranga and Science

"Mātauranga Māori is not like an archive of information but rather is like a tool for thinking, organising information, considering the ethics of knowledge, the appropriateness of it all and informing us about our world and our place in it." (Mead 2003, p. 306) Māori have become a pivotal force in…

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Gregory Cajete: Rebuilding Sustainable Indigenous Communities: Applying Native Science

Dr. Gregory Cajete spoke as part of the "Alternative Forms of Knowledge Construction in Mathematics and Science" lecture series in Portland, Oregon which is co-sponsored by Portland State University and Portland Community College. The series features guest speakers who examine forms of mathematical…