American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting
Native Science: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform Environmental Science and Policy
We are hosting a session on Native Science to Action at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting. The meeting will be held December 10-14 in Washington, DC. If you already plan to submit an abstract to our session, click the button above to go directly to the submission site. If you are unsure, read on to find out if your research would be a good fit. You can also contact us directly at the bottom of this page. Remember that attendees are normally limited to one contributed (non-invited) abstract, but you may submit a second abstract to an Education or Public Affairs session (including ours)!
What is this session about?
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 started 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.
In the wake of the Gold King Mine spill, controversial pipelines such as Dakota Access and Atlantic Coast, and other environmental challenges facing indigenous peoples worldwide, these presentations help facilitate a timely discussion about the importance of building collaborative partnerships between scientists and indigenous communities. Check out the following word cloud created from abstracts that were submitted to last year's Native Science AGU session, and look below it for links to the AGU website, where you can submit an abstract.
This sounds great! How do I submit?
The submission deadline is August 1, 2018 at 11:59PM. Follow this link or click the button above to submit an abstract. You can find full details and register for the meeting here. First time attending AGU? Check out this link.
Will there be a Native Science Mixer this year?
Please stay tuned to this site for information about our Native Science Mixer, an evening event during the Fall Meeting that focuses on informal networking and sharing. Last year's Native Science Mixer was a great success, and we hope to host it again.
Ryan Emanuel (North Carolina State University @WaterPotential)
Karletta Chief (University of Arizona @NativeHydro)
Otakuye Conroy-Ben (Arizona State University)