Indigenous Knowledge

Indigenous Knowledge, often known by the acronym IK, is an extremely powerful concept. The term may refer to three different but related things: — Indigenous Knowledge can refer to a body of information: what people know. — Indigenous Knowledge can refer to a process of coming to know something: how people know, considered from the Read More

Research In Service to the Land

Last year, organizers for the 2016 meeting of the American Indigenous Research Association asked me to share my experience in science as a Native woman. As I started preparing the paper, which I delivered at the end of last month, I asked myself: “What do I wish I had known, going in, that could have Read More

Mythic roots of Western culture’s alienation from nature

As Earth Day approaches this Friday, April 22, 2016, you may be reading a lot about Western culture’s disconnection from the natural world.  You may wonder why Western culture became disconnected from the natural world all around it.  The Mythic Roots of Western Culture’s Alienation from Nature, written and published by Dawn Hill Adams, Ph.D. Read More

Indigenous Research Methods Presentation

Dawn Hill Adams, Ph.D., Tapestry’s Founder and Senior Scientist, gave a talk on October 12, 2013, at the inaugural conference of the American Indigenous Research Association in Pablo, Montana.  The American Indigenous Research Association’s mission is “to educate researchers and the public about the importance of Indigenous Research Methodologies and to promote incorporation of these Read More