CommuniTea: Indigenous Science & Land Acknowledgements
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
10:30-11:45 a.m. • Hybrid: Clark 507 & Zoom
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About the Event
November is Native American Heritage Month. The Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee is hosting a number of events for Native American Heritage Month. You can view the schedule here.
This CommuniTea will give us the opportunity to discuss a couple of issues related to indigenous peoples:
- Indigenous Science – The scientific framework we work within is typically called “Western Science”. This is often seen as a contrast with traditional/indignous science.
- Land Acknowledgements – The creation of land acknowledgments is a relatively new effort to recognize and honor the indigenous peoples who have occupied the land that we live and work on for thousands of years. In our case here in Woods Hole, the Wampanoag Tribe.
In preparation for this discussion we recommend the following resources. Also, please be on the look-out for other events related to Native American Heritage Month.
- Indigenous Knowledge and Ocean Science [TEDx Talk]
- Western science and traditional knowledge: Despite their variations, different forms of knowledge can learn from each other [EMBO Reports]
- How to include Indigenous researchers and their knowledge [Nature]
- Why Aren’t There More Journal Papers by African Geoscientists? [Eos]
- Keeping Indigenous Science Knowledge out of a Colonial Mold [Eos]
- Want to know how to save nature? Ask Indigenous scientists. [Vox]
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Fresh Banana Leaves, by Jessica Hernandez
- A Guide To Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
- Honor Native Land – U. S. Department of Arts & Culture
- MBL Land Acknowledgement and information
- This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving, by David J. Silverman