Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainability   April 19, 2011

May 9-11, 2011, sees Mi'kmaw Elder Albert Marshall as an invited participant in the conference "Mainstreaming Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainability" at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread in Racine, Wisconsin.  The purpose of the conference is to ascertain Indigenous Knowledge-based approaches to natural resource management and education.  Discussion will focus on advancing sustainability by taking a “Red Path toward a Green Society” to reconnect humans with nature through indigenous ways of knowing. Conference participants of primarily tribal elders, educators and natural resource managers will share personal stories and experiences reflecting seven generations' perspectives on sustainability, and discuss IK-based sustainability case studies and pre-K-16 education curricula for sustainability. The results of the conference will consist of two integrated sets of recommendations on policy and practice to mainstream IK lessons learned into natural resource management and environmental science curricula.

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