Native Science: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform Environmental Science and Policy
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Please consider submitting an abstract to Native Science: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform Environmental Science and Policy a unique Public Affairs session at the American Geophysical Union (11-15 December, 2017, New Orleans).
In the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, and other environmental challenges facing indigenous peoples worldwide, this AGU session serves as a timely discussion about the importance of building collaborative partnerships between scientists and indigenous communities. A full description can be found below, and and link to the abstract submission page can be found here.
Because this is a Public Affairs session, you may submit an additional abstract here, even if you reach the normal submission limit of one invited abstract and one contributed abstract (or two invited abstracts). Even if you plan to present work in another session, please consider this session as a way to share relevant broader impacts. Abstracts are due August 2, 2017. Keep an eye on this page for updates on this session and related topics.
Ryan Emanuel, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University @WaterPotential)
Karletta Chief, Ph.D. (University of Arizona @NativeHydro)
**UPDATE: July 24, 2017** We are combining efforts with another team to merge our session with ED025: Indigenous and Climate Science Partnerships: Developing Pathways from Knowledge to Collaborative Actions. Please submit to either session call to join this new, larger group!
PA017: Native Science: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform Environmental Science and Policy
Perspectives of indigenous peoples can bring deep insight to the study and management of complex environmental systems through their holistic approaches to problem solving and ways of knowing. These perspectives can inform and enrich western scientific research and discussions of policy in areas related to sustainability, human-environment interactions, ecosystems, climate adaptation, geohealth, and more. Although western science has begun to acknowledge the importance of indigenous knowledge, voices of indigenous peoples are largely absent from scholarly discourse. With this in mind, we welcome submissions focusing on indigenous voices and perspectives in environmental sciences and policy emphasizing meaningful collaborations between western scientists and indigenous communities, or on indigenous scholars’ experiences walking in both worlds. Submissions may be case studies, syntheses, or other scholarship focusing on one or more indigenous tribe, group, or organization. We also welcome perspectives discussing relevant issues surrounding community based participation, ethics, mutual understanding, and respect for sacred knowledge.