24-3 “The Science of Place” Resource Guide

Volume 24, No. 3 - Spring 2013
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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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American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66046
(785) 832-6677

Indigenous Environmental Network (Native Energy and Climate Program)
P.O. Box 485, Bemidji, MN 56619
(218) 751-4967
ienergy@igc.org or ien@igc.org www.ienearth.org

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
444 South Emerson Street, Boulder, CO 80209-2216 (303) 773-0481

Tribes and Climate Change. Website of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University P.O. Box 15004, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-1488