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Linking Indigenous peoples' knowledge and Western science in natural resource management: A dialogue

Henry Michel, Don Gayton

Abstract


First Nations knowledge keeper Henry Michel and ecologist Don Gayton, both extension specialists with FORREX�Forest Research Extension Partnership, engage in an extended dialogue on the prospects of linking Indigenous peoples� knowledge and Western science. Along the way, they discuss the philosophy surrounding each world view, and some practical guidelines for linking the two knowledge systems� something seen by Michel and Gayton as crucial to the future of forest and natural resource management in British Columbia.

Keywords


first nations knowledge; ecology; extension; indigenous peoples; western science; philosophy; forest; natural resource management; collaboration; education; communication; understanding; dialogue; tradition;Henry Michel, Don Gayton

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