Talking about Native Science and Traditional Knowledge

  • Defining Native science – what is it? Is it an overall term? Is there enough overlap between knowledge of different communities?
  • How do you collect the knowledge at a landscape level?
    • Take wild rice for example. If you ask people in the tribe:
    • Some people say it is variable from season to season
  • Some people say it is declining over time
  • Stories are at a smaller scale
    • Should Native Science be approached from a local or global epistemology?
    • Get students to focus on local problems to see global ones.

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