American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting
Native Science to Action: Native Science to Action: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform, Diversify, and Build Capacity in Environmental Science and Policy
We are hosting a session on Native Science to Action at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting (December 10-14 in Washington, DC). This year, we have teamed up with Dominque Davíd-Chavez (Colorado State University) and Dainella Salice (NASA) to host the session. We will have a poster portion and an oral portion, both on Friday, December 14. The poster session (Session PA53A) will take place Friday morning, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM in the Walter E Washington Convention Center Poster Hall. The oral session (Session PA51C) will take place Friday afternoon, from 1:40PM to 3:40PM in Marriott Marquis 3-4. We have an exciting lineup of presenters for both sessions!
Will there be a Native Science Mixer this year?
Yes! The mixer will be Thursday, December 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Embassy Suites (900 10th St NW, 0.2 mi from Convention Center). Please join us for food and networking.
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.
The word cloud and images at the bottom of this page summarize our session at the 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans!
Are there other sessions related to Native science at the Fall Meeting?
Definitely! There are sessions throughout the week. In addition to our session, sessions organized by others include:
Monday: ED11C, ED13A
Thursday: PA43G, PA43C, ED43F
The flyer below includes additional information about each session. We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Meeting. Feel free to leave feedback or ask questions below.
Ryan Emanuel (North Carolina State University @WaterPotential)
Karletta Chief (University of Arizona @NativeHydro)