Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions

The Global Council for Science and the Environment & The Land Peace Foundation invite you to join us for the "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions" Online Learning Series.

Learning from one another and building relationships between western science and Indigenous knowledge is an ongoing journey. This series is structured to continue the discussions and collective learning that our community started at the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference in January and inspire our next steps together.

In this series, participants will be invited to widen the lens through which they view science, decision-making and climate solutions. The first sessions of this series will cover the history and present of the colonial apparatus, as well as knowledge systems and why they are important. Later sessions will help participants develop meaningful, balanced & ethical partnerships and set goals for practical next steps.

 

Event Details

All events in this series are free and open to everyone.

Please Register Here

 

Session 1: Science, History, and Colonialism

  • April 7, 12:30pm - 2:00pm ET
  • Guest Presenter Dina Gilio-Whitaker, lecturer of American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos 

Session 2: Knowledge Systems and Relationships

  • May 5, 12:30pm - 2:00pm ET
  • Guest Presenter Kyle Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan

Session 3: Developing Meaningful, Balanced & Ethical Partnerships

  • June 2, 12:30pm - 2:00pm ET
  • Guest Presenter Linda Tuhiwai Smith, former Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato

Session 4: Synthesis Session and Practical Next Steps

  • June 16, 12:30pm - 2:00pm ET

 

Program Facilitator

Sherri Mitchell sitting on a rock by a pretty lake

Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney and Director of The Land Peace Foundation

Program Facilitator

A portrait of Darren Ranco in  front of a nice bookshelf

Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine

Program Host and Support

Laura Weiland stands in front of some trees

Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, Global Council for Science and the Environment

 

Further Learning

Videos resources from the NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference John H. Chafee Memorial Plenary Panel | "Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions"

 Introductory Remarks

Valerie Luzadis, Chair of the GCSE Board of Directors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Plenary Panel Discussion

Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney and Director of The Land Peace Foundation

Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine

Moderated by: Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, GCSE

 

 

Live Q&A Session

Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney and Director of The Land Peace Foundation

Darren Ranco, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of Native American Programs, University of Maine

Valerie Luzadis, Chair of the GCSE Board of Directors 

Moderated by: Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, GCSE

On Prophecy: Sacred Instructions to Shift Course Toward Sustainable Life on this Planet

Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights Attorney and Director of The Land Peace Foundation