Scientists working on climate change and its effects are increasingly aware of the need to engage Indigenous communities and perspectives in their research. From large-scale, transnational efforts like the United Nations’ International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change to regional consortia like those of the Inuit Circumpolar Council to tribal nations who are devising their own mitigation plans, Indigenous people are taking an active role in assessing the scope and impact of climate change and responding to it. Increasingly, too, new generations of Indigenous scientists are pursuing the formal academic training, and bridging the gap between so-called Western science and traditional Indigenous knowledge.
This bibliography is intended to serve as an introduction to scientists who want to learn more about Indigenous approaches to climate change, especially those who may be considering building research partnerships with Indigenous people. It includes work by Indigenous scientists, as well as non-Indigenous researchers who are building effective collaborations with tribal communities. Our list is far from comprehensive; it is intended to be a living document.
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PROVISIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR CLIMATE SCIENTISTS
White, Kyle Powys. “Indigenous Climate Change Studies: Indigenizing Futures, Decolonizing the Anthropocene.” English Language Notes, vol. 55, no. 1–2, Fall 2017, pp. 153–62.
White, Kyle Powys, et al. “Indigenous Lessons about Sustainability Are Not Just for ‘All Humanitiy.’” Situating Sustainability: Sciences/Arts/Societies, Scales and Social Justice, Ed. Julie Sze, NYU Press.
Whyte, Kyle Powys (Citizen Potawatomi). 2017. The Dakota Access Pipeline, Environmental Injustice and U.S. Colonialism. Red Ink (February 2017): 1-12.