The medicine wheel Environmental decision-making process of indigenous peoples

Michael E. Marchand

Book - 2020

"The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision-making process for the environment"--

Saved in:

2nd Floor Show me where

304.2/Marchand
1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
2nd Floor 304.2/Marchand Checked In
Subjects
Published
China : East Lansing : Higher Education Press [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
xxii, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781611863581
1611863589
Main Author
Michael E. Marchand (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision-making process for the environment"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This work features interviews and wide-ranging discussion of environmental problems and environmental leadership around the country, emphasizing the need for connections between religion and science and between Western and traditional knowledge. The book highlights the principles of Wyoming’s Bighorn Medicine Wheel as a framework for integrating local knowledge across generations and developing leadership qualities for environmental leadership. The Medicinal Wheel is used as a framework to outline a pathway for environmental managers to become Essential Leaders capable of making culturally-based decisions for complex environmental problems. Some themes include intertribal collaboration in natural resource planning, and the need for citizen education in environmental issues. Contributors come from the fields of tribal economic development, ecosystem management, Indigenous education, ecosystem ecology, wildlife biology, climate justice, resource management, and conservation policy; most are tribal members. The book contains b&w photos, maps, and images. Annotation ©2020 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Medicine Wheel built by Indigenous people acknowledges that ecosystems experience unpredictable recurring cycles and that people and the environment are interconnected. The Western science knowledge framework is incomplete when localized intergenerational knowledge is not respected and becomes part of the problem-definition and solution process. The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision process for the environment. What is different about this book is that it does not just describe the problems inherent to each knowledge framework, but offers new insights for how to connect culture/art to science knowledge frameworks. Read this book and learn how you can move beyond stereotypes to connect with nature.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The Medicine Wheel built by Indigenous people acknowledges that ecosystems experience unpredictable recurring cycles and that people and the environment are  interconnected. The Western science knowledge framework is incomplete unless localized intergenerational knowledge is respected and becomes part of the problem-definition and solution process. The goal of this book is to lay the context for how to connect Western science and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to form a holistic and ethical decision process for the environment. What is different about this book is that it not only describes the problems inherent to each knowledge framework but also offers new insights for how to connect culture and art to science knowledge frameworks. Read this book and learn how you can move beyond stereotypes to connect with nature.