Taking a Two-Worlds Approach to Address Grand Challenges in Creating a Sustainable Future

Friday 12:00-1:45pm PT / 1:00-2:45pm MT / 2:00-3:45pm CT / 3:00-4:45pm ET Online
Round Table Discussion


Michelle Fisher, Three Rivers Community College

While "colonialism has interrupted the organic transmission of Indigenous knowledges, many Indigenous peoples recognize that for their cultural knowledge to thrive, it must live in many sites, including Western education and research" (Kapyrka & Dockstator, 2012, p. 104). In strengthening relationships for creating a sustainable future, grand challenges can be collaboratively addressed through Kapyrka and Dockstator's (2012) two-worlds approach of juxtaposing Indigenous worldviews and Western worldviews. Engaging traditional ecological knowledge and Western Scientific perspectives in decision making may lead to a greater sophistication of ecological understanding. This round-table discussion invites sustainability educators and researchers within the scientific community who would like to consider the integration of an eco-culturally responsive paradigm into community-engaged research.

All roundtable discussions will take place online, via Zoom (unless otherwise noted). Participants will be sent links to the Zoom room and connection info will be posted below prior to the session start.

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