24-3 “The Science of Place” Resource Guide

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | Category: 24-3: The Science of Place, Online resource guides, Resource Guides, Web Exclusive

Over the past few hundred years, Western science has considered Indigenous knowledge about our natural surroundings as an entirely separate way of viewing the world. In recent years that has started to change, as Native students, scientists, and writers communicate with the public about traditional knowledge. Increasingly, scientists and academics have acknowledged the crucial role Indigenous knowledge plays in our understanding and protection of the environment.

Readers may be interested to read the Resource Guide from the TCJ issue on climate change: http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/archives/12590


Adams, E., & Smith, G. (2008). Air toxics under The Big Sky: A real-world investigation to engage high school science students. Journal of Chemical Education, 85 (2), 221.

Aikenhead, G. (1993). Forward: Multicultural issues and perspectives on science education. Science Education, 77, 659–660.

Aikenhead, G. (1995). Towards a First Nations cross-cultural science and technology curriculum for economic development, environmental responsibility, and cultural survival. Paper presented at the International Organization for Science and Technology Education Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Aikenhead, G. (1997). Towards a first nations cross-cultural science and technology curriculum. Science Education, 81, 217–238.

Aikenhead, G., & Ogawa, M. (2007). Indigenous knowledge and science revisited. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2, 539-620.

Ambler, M. (1998). Land-based colleges offer science students a sense of place. Tribal College Journal, 10(1), 6-8.

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1989). Science for all Americans. Washington, DC: Author.

Andrews, T.D. (1988). Selected bibliography of native resource management systems and native knowledge of the environment. In M. Freeman & L. Carbyn (Eds.), Traditional knowledge and renewable resource management in northern regions (pp. 105–124). Edmonton: Occasional Publication-Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta.

Barnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. (1998). Culture, chaos and complexity: Catalysts for change in Indigenous education. Report available on microfiche at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks, Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

Berardi, G., Duran, P.H., Gonzalez-Plaza, R., Kinley, S., Robbins, L., Williams, T., et al. (2002). Science and environmental education in tribal homelands. Environmental Practice, 4 (2), 70-71.

Berkes, F. (1988). Environmental philosophy of the Chisasibi Cree people of James Bay. In Freeman, M.M.R. and Carbyn, L.N. (Eds.). Traditional knowledge and renewable resource management in northern regions (pp. 7-21). Edmonton: Boreal Institute for Northern Studies.

Berkes, F., Colding, J., & Folke, C. (2000). Rediscovery of traditional ecological knowledge as adaptive management. Ecological Applications, 10, 1251-1262.

Berkes, F., & MacKenzie, M. (1978). Cree fish names from eastern James Bay, Quebec. Arctic, 31, 489–495.

Bolman, J., & Nall, J. (2005). South Dakota Space Grant Consortium: Balancing indigenous earth system and space science with western/contemporary science. American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting. Online at The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AGUSMED13D..01B

Cajete, G.A. (1994). Look to the mountain: An ecology of Indigenous education. Durango, CO: Kivaki Press.

Cajete, G.A. (1999). Igniting the spark: An Indigenous science education model. Skyland, NC: Kivaki Press.

Christie, M.J. (1991). Aboriginal science for the ecologically sustainable future. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 37, 26–31.

Cochran, P.L., & Geller, A.L. (2002). The melting ice cellar: What native traditional knowledge is teaching us about global warming and environmental change. American Journal of Public Health, 92, 1404-1409.

Colorado, P. (1988). Bridging native and western science. Convergence, 21, 49–58.

Davis, S.A., & Jerome, D. (1992). Turtle Mountain’s college for kids: The Turtle Mountain Reservation becomes a living laboratory for Indian students. Tribal College Journal, 3(3), 14-15.

Davis, S.M., & Reid, R. (1999). Practicing participatory research in American Indian communities. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69, 7555-7595.

Deloria, V. (1993). Tribal colleges and traditional knowledge. Tribal College Journal, 5(2), 31-32.

Eisner, W.R., Hinkel, K.M., Cuomo, C.J., & Beck, R.A. (2012). Environmental, cultural, and social change in Arctic Alaska as observed by Iñupiat elders over their lifetimes: A GIS synthesis. Polar Geography. 1-11. iFirst article available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1088937X.2012.724463#preview

Freeman, M., & Carbyn, L. (Eds.). (1988). Traditional knowledge and renewable resource management in northern regions. Edmonton: Occasional Publication-Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, University of Alberta.

Gadgil, M., & Berkes, F. (1991). Traditional resource management systems. Resource Management and Optimization, 18, 127–141.

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