Traditional Ways of Knowing
Earth as a System
Funding for this collection was provided by The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Program of the Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation.
As the environmental, economic, and political consequences of climate change are felt in Alaska, the Arctic, and throughout the world, we have much to learn from both the traditional knowledge of Native peoples and ongoing scientific research. These two methods of observing nature and solving the challenges of survival can provide complementary perspectives on these issues. This collection looks at Alaska’s unique geology and the impact of development and climate change using both of these tools, and features Alaska Native scientists who are working toward solutions.