Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence

Item No: 1800

$ 19.95

  • 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 paradigms of Indigenous science and Western science, 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.
    • Author: Gregory Cajete, Ph.D.(Santa Clara Pueblo)
    • Paperback: 327 pages
    • Publisher: Clear Light Publishers; 2nd edition (April 19, 2016)
    • ISBN-10:1574160419
    • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Gregory Cajete, Ph.D., a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, is Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico’s College of Education and former chair of Cultural Studies and dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He is the editor of a People’s Ecology: Explorations in Sustainable Living; and is the author of Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education and Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Model.
  • 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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