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Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence

Native Science Natural Laws of Interdependence In Native Science Gregory Cajete tells the story of Indigenous science as a way of understanding experiencing and feeling the natural world He points to parallels and differences between the Indige

  • Title: Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence
  • Author: Gregory Cajete
  • ISBN: 9781574160413
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Native Science, Gregory Cajete tells the story of Indigenous science as a way of understanding, experiencing, and feeling the natural world He points to parallels and differences between the Indigenous science and Western science paradigms, with special emphasis on environmental ecological studies After discussing philosophical foundations, Cajete addresses such topIn Native Science, Gregory Cajete tells the story of Indigenous science as a way of understanding, experiencing, and feeling the natural world He points to parallels and differences between the Indigenous science and Western science paradigms, with special emphasis on environmental ecological studies After discussing philosophical foundations, Cajete addresses such topics as history and myth, primal elements, social ecology, animals in myth and reality, plants and human health, and cosmology and astronomy.In the Indigenous view, we human observers are in no way separate from the world and its creatures and forces Because all creatures and forces are related and thus bear responsibility to and for one another, all are co creators Five centuries ago Europeans arrived on the American continent, but they did not listen to the people who had lived for millennia in spiritual and physical harmony with this land In a time of global environmental degradation, the science and worldview of the continent s First Peoples offer perspectives that can help us work toward solutions.

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    1. Gregory Cajete

      Gregory Cajete, Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education Dr Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission In addition, he has lectured at colleges and universities in the U.S , Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, England, Italy, Japan and Russia.He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of ethno science He organized and directed the First and Second Annual National Native American Very Special Arts Festival held in respectively in Santa Fe, NM in 1991and Albuquerque, NM in 1992 In 1995, he was offered a position in American Indian education in the University of New Mexico, College of EducationCurrently, he is Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico Dr Cajete earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from New Mexico Highlands University with majors in both Biology and Sociology and a minor in Secondary Education He received his Masters of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in Adult and Secondary Education He received his Ph.D from International College Los Angeles New Philosophy Program in Social Science Education with an emphasis in Native American Studies Dr Cajete has received several fellowships and academic distinctions, including the American Indian Graduate Fellowship from the US DOE Office of Indian Education 1977 78 the D arcy McNickle Fellowship in American Indian History from the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL 1984 85 and the Katrin Lamon Fellowship in American Indian Art and Education 1985 1986 from the School of American Research in Santa Fe, NM Dr Cajete also designs culturally responsive curricula geared to the special needs and learning styles of Native American students These curricula are based upon Native American understanding of the nature of nature and utilizes this foundation to develop an understanding of the science and artistic thought process as expressed in Indigenous perspectives of the natural world.Dr Cajete has authored fivebooks Look to the Mountain An Ecology of Indigenous Education, Kivaki Press, 1994 Ignite the Sparkle An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model , Kivaki Press, 1999 Spirit of the Game Indigenous Wellsprings 2004 , A People s Ecology Explorations in Sustainable Living, and Native Science Natural Laws of Interdependence Clearlight Publishers, 1999 and 2000.

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    1. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding the Indigenous philosophies behind creating and discovering knowledge. Warning: it's a freakin' hard read; very dense. (The writing style makes it less accessible.) If you can handle it, the book will learn. The author makes many interesting comparisons between the Western and Native ways of thinking. Also, it is helping me understand the limitations of Western Science, which is generally though of as the only way of seeki [...]


    2. Use this book as an encyclopedia of Native thinking and ways. Each chapter has a wealth of research and explanation concerning the Native mind as it relates to Nature. I found the chapters on Natural Democracy, on the importance of storytelling (Myth and Reality), Place, Medicine and Food, and Coming to Know (what we call Education) to be extremely valuable. Cajete also has a fascinating chapter on astronomy that is essential reading. He has compiled an incredible amount of sources--the bibliogr [...]






    3. Good argument against Western rationalism as the only legitimate science. Sometimes goes a little overboard to discredit critics.


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