How Indigenous knowledge could help tackle climate change

By Sorcha Bradley
The Week
September 14, 2023

New US research hub wants to use the traditional ways of Native peoples to address environmental problems

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding a research hub dedicated to integrating Indigenous people's knowledge into scientific research.

The move comes amid ongoing discussions over the effects of “colonialism in science” and “a reckoning that researchers must do more to engage with native peoples when seeking their expertise in everything from flora and fauna to medicines, weather and climate”, said Nature.

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