Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science: The Integration of Native Knowledge in Math and Science at Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities

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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Scienceis a collection of essays examining the experiences of Native American tribally controlled colleges and universities working to "Indianize" their math and science curricula. Inspired by the writings of the late Vine Deloria and other Indian scholars, tribal college faculty and key administrators are attempting to take control of the science curriculum and create courses and entire degree programs that link Native and Western ways of knowing. With growing confidence, colleges are validating traditional tribal knowledge and exploring scientific concepts from a Native perspective.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A New Vision for Math and Sciencep. VII
Indigenous Taxonomy, Ethnobotany and Sacred Namesp. 1
It Is Not Necessary for Eagles To Be Crows: Integrating Culture In Stem Programs At Sitting Bull Collegep. 15
Cultural Integration at Northwest Indian College: An Experience of Cultural Restorationp. 27
Indians Can Do Mathp. 43
Teaching Sustainability: The Role of Math and Science at College of Menominee Nationp. 63
The Computer Engineering Degree Program at Salish Kootenai Collegep. 77
Internet to the Hogan: A Wireless Weavingp. 89
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