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Title: NCSR: Educator's Guide to American Indian Perspectives in Natural Resources
Associated File: Educator\'s Guide to American Indian Perspectives in Natural Resources.pdf
Creator: Lake, Frank Kanawha
Martinez, Dennis
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: The Educator's Guide to American Indian Perspectives in Natural Resources: contains information from two noted authors and addresses issues, attitudes, and practices of our Native Indian society relative to environmental and natural resources topics. It blends traditional native ecological knowledge with western science and important background information influencing tribal use and management of natural resources.

The manual poses a series of questions developed by teachers on key topics whose answers are designed to help Non-Native Americans in teaching about Native American perspectives. The Manual answers the following questions:
1) What is the rationale for including Native perspectives into a natural resource program?
2) What are some of the similarities and differences among tribes?
3) What is sovereignty? What are some of the laws and treaties between the tribes and the U.S. government that determine the use and management of natural resources?
4) What are some similarities and differences between the historical and modern use and management of natural resources by tribes?
5) What are the current conflicts within and among tribes regarding management practices today?
6) What are some differences between scientific and Native American ways of knowing or understanding of the environment?
7) Did low population densities affect the historical use and management of resources? How do current population stresses affect tribal use and management practices?
8) In what ways can tribal approaches to natural resource management be applied to the large landscapes, large populations, and large urban centers of our society today?
9) What are the best and most appropriate ways to partner with local tribes? What ethical considerations may be necessary?

With the information provided in authors' responses to the above questions and the resources cited at the end of the manual, educators should feel empowered to include the perspective of our native population into their school programs. Suggestions for establishing contact with local tribes are also included. Such contact can make an even more complete experience for students. Although the manual was developed primarily for secondary education educators, it contains significant information appropriate for use by college faculty.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Conservation of natural resources -- Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Environmental ethics
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Ethics
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Philosophy
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Population
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Science
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Other topics, A-Z -- Tribal government. Politics and government
History (America) -- America -- Indians of North America -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science
Health
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Agriculture
Health -- Environmental health
Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages -- Cultural awareness
Key Concept: Ecology
Ecology -- Sustainability
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Bibliographies
Course Descriptions
Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-05-15 10:52:33 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-01-06 13:22:18 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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Resource URL Clicks: 12
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