The story of rising voices: Facilitating collaboration between indigenous and western ways of knowing

Julie Maldonado, Heather Lazrus, Shiloh Kay Bennett, Karletta Chief, Carla May Dhillon, Bob Gough, Linda Kruger, Jeff Morisette, Stefan Petrovic, Kyle Powys Whyte

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Abstract

Indigenous community self-determination, cultures, and ways of life are at high risk from climate change impacts and ecological dispossession. Partnerships between experts with backgrounds in Indigenous and western knowledge may be productive and effective ways to reduce vulnerability and foster resilience. This chapter examines collaborations among scientific and Native American, Alaska Native, and Pacific Island communities to support climate solutions. We draw examples from the “Rising Voices: Collaborative Science with Indigenous Knowledge for Climate Solutions” program (Rising Voices) to examine how boundary organizations function cross-culturally to increase communities’ adaptive capacity through knowledge exchange, as well as building the decision-making capacity needed to exercise sovereignty and make adaptive decisions in a changing climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResponses to Disasters and Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages15-25
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315315911
ISBN (Print)9781498760966
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Maldonado, J., Lazrus, H., Bennett, S. K., Chief, K., May Dhillon, C., Gough, B., Kruger, L., Morisette, J., Petrovic, S., & Powys Whyte, K. (2016). The story of rising voices: Facilitating collaboration between indigenous and western ways of knowing. In Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience (pp. 15-25). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315315928