PA017:
Native Science: How Indigenous Perspectives Inform Environmental Science and Policy





Session ID#: 26060

Session Description:
Perspectives of indigenous peoples can bring deep insight to the study and management of complex environmental systems through their holistic approaches to problem solving and ways of knowing. These perspectives can inform and enrich western scientific research and discussions of policy in areas related to sustainability, human-environment interactions, ecosystems, climate adaptation, geohealth, and more. Although western science has begun to acknowledge the importance of indigenous knowledge, voices of indigenous peoples are largely absent from scholarly discourse. With this in mind, we welcome submissions focusing on indigenous voices and perspectives in environmental sciences and policy emphasizing meaningful collaborations between western scientists and indigenous communities, or on indigenous scholars’ experiences walking in both worlds. Submissions may be case studies, syntheses, or other scholarship focusing on one or more indigenous tribe, group, or organization. We also welcome perspectives discussing relevant issues surrounding community based participation, ethics, mutual understanding, and respect for sacred knowledge.
Primary Convener:  Ryan E Emanuel, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States
Convener:  Karletta Chief, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

1834 Human impacts [HYDROLOGY]
1880 Water management [HYDROLOGY]
4322 Health impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bryan Stevenson1, Garth Harmsworth1 and Electra Kalaugher2, (1)Landcare Research NZ, Lincoln, New Zealand, (2)Landcare Research NZ, Hamilton, New Zealand
Nanebah Nez, USDA Forest Service, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Todd Mitchell, Organization Not Listed, Swinomish Tribe, Department of Environmental Protection, LaConner, WA, United States
Chas Jones Jr, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States; NW Climate Science Center / ATNI, Corvallis, OR, United States, Scott G Leibowitz, Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR, United States, Keith A Sawicz, Environmental Protection Agency Corvallis, Corvallis, OR, United States, Randy L Comeleo, US EPA, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR, United States and Laurel E Stratton, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Garth Harmsworth, Landcare Research NZ, Lincoln, New Zealand
Simon Schneider, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany and Dan Rabinowitz, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ciarra Greene, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Diane E. Austin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Kevin Bulletts, University of Arizona and Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Tucson, AZ, United States and Charley Bulletts, Southern Paiute Consortium and Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Kaibab, AZ, United States
Angel Garcia1, Steven C Semken1 and Elizabeth Brandt2, (1)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, School of Social Change and Human Evolution, Tempe, AZ, United States
Shasta Gaughen, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Dominique M. Davíd-Chavez and Michael C. Gavin, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Noelani Puniwai, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Steven C Semken, Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, Holly S. Godsey, University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and William B. Tsosie Jr., Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department, Shiprock, Navajo Nation, NM, United States
Ryan E Emanuel1, Louie Rivers III2 and Gary B Blank2, (1)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, (2)North Carolina State University Raleigh, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Raleigh, NC, United States
Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Daniel B Ferguson and Andrew Martinez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Laura Kathryn Nelson, Mike Chang and Forrest Howk, Makah Tribe, Neah Bay, WA, United States
Candace Nachman, NOAA Fisheries Office of Policy, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Amy Holman, NOAA Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, United States and Douglas DeMaster, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Juneau, AK, United States
Carrie Joseph1, William Waugh2, Edward Glenn3 and Karletta Chief1, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)Navarro Research and Engineering, Grand Junction, CO, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Soil, Water, Environmental Sciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Karletta Chief1, Paloma Beamer2, Jani Ingram3, Dean Billheimer2, Elmira Torabzadehkhorasani4, Adam Settimo3 and Yoshira Ornelas2, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)Northern Arizona University, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (4)College of Public Health, Tucson, AZ, United States
David Shane Lowry, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States

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