Indigenous Science

“Indigenous Science” — sometimes also called “Native Science” — applies processes of Indigenous Knowledge to research in the social and natural sciences. What sorts of information this encompasses, what processes are used, and opinions about the understandings and actions that result from these processes and the information they generate, depends on a particular person’s view of Indigenous Science. Different stakeholders — ranging from scientific organizations and federal funders to tribal leaders and Indigenous students in science programs — view Indigenous Science or Native Science in a number of different ways that are outlined in the following pages:

A Brief History of Indigenous Science

The Range of Indigenous Science

The Processes of Indigenous Science

The Importance of Indigenous Science

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