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

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Edited by: Michele Companion and Miriam S. Chaiken

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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.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The story of rising voices: Facilitating collaboration between indigenous and western ways of knowing
Chapter 2
ISBN 9781498760966
DOI 10.1201/9781315315928-3
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Contributing office(s) North Central Climate Science Center
Description 12 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Responses to disasters and climate change: Understanding vulnerability and fostering resilience
First page 15
Last page 26
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N