Over the past few hundred years, Western science has considered Indigenous knowledge about our natural surroundings as an entirely separate way of viewing the world. In recent years that has started to change, as Native students, scientists, and writers communicate with the public about traditional knowledge. Increasingly, scientists and academics have acknowledged the crucial role Indigenous knowledge plays in our understanding and protection of the environment.
Readers may be interested to read the Resource Guide from the TCJ issue on climate change: http://tribalcollegejournal.org//archives/12590
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