Ancient indigenous New Mexican community knew how to sustainably coexist with wildfire

IMAGE: Christopher Roos, professor of anthropology at SMU (Southern Methodist University) view more  Credit: Christopher Roos DALLAS (SMU) – Wildfires are the enemy when they threaten homes in California and elsewhere. But a new study led by SMU suggests that people living in fire-prone places can learn to manage fire as an ally to prevent dangerous […]

Carnivore conservation can be improved by recognizing the divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge — ScienceDaily

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests. Carnivore conservation has historically been based primarily on scientific knowledge using a wide range of sampling methods, such as […]

Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can be helpful

IMAGE: Discussion about carnivore species with Daasanach pastoralists. view more  Credit: ANDRÉ BRAGA JUNQUEIRA Divergences between scientific and Indigenous and Local Knowledge can provide a better understanding of why local pastoralists may be willing, or not, to participate in conservation initiatives for carnivores, a study from University of Helsinki suggests. Carnivore conservation has historically been based […]

Network Connects Indigenous Knowledges in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest

On one level, the Arctic and the U.S. Southwest have little in common: One has kilometers of bone-chilling temperatures, ice, and months of darkness; the other has towering cliffs of red rock, parched soil, and broiling summers. But Indigenous Peoples in each region face similar challenges to food resilience and sovereignty. Because of […]

Contamination of Medicinal Plants: Implications for Indigenous Health

Amid the politicization of environmental policy in the United States, there has been increasing discussion of the hazardous effects of mining on human health. The historical legacy of uranium mining in the West, for instance, has left Indigenous communities susceptible to health conditions, including lung cancer. There have been few studies, however, evaluating […]