Indigenous Science

Lansdowne and Interurban campuses

Date & Time
Tuesday, October 16
Lansdowne, LLC 151
Wednesday, October 17
Interurban, Cafeteria Annex

Gregory Cajete

Distinguished Pueblo Native American author and scholar Gregory Cajete "tells the story" of Indigenous science as a way of understanding, experiencing, and feeling the natural world. Professor Cajete will discuss with us Indigenous relationship with land/waters as a source of science and theory.

Professor Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honouring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. In addition, he has lectured at colleges and universities in the U.S. Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, England, Italy, Japan and Russia.

He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. Currently, he is Director of Native American Studies and an Associate Professor in the Division of Language, Literacy and Socio-cultural Studies in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. Professor Cajete has authored a number of influential books including Look to the Mountain: An Ecology of Indigenous Education (Kivaki Press, 1994), Ignite the Sparkle: An Indigenous Science Education Curriculum Model (Kivaki Press, 1999) and Native Science: Natural Laws of Interdependence (Clearlight Publishers, 1999 and 2000).

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