Indigenous Knowledge Field Camp
An indigenous cultural immersion experience to examine participant’s unique perceptions and beliefs in an effort to recognize the intersections of native traditional knowledge and western science through a multi-day experience on traditional Nez Perce land, including the Salmon River. Activities will provide opportunities for increased cross-cultural understanding through presentations, talks and individual exploration of stories on traditional practices and ways of knowing.
Selected faculty and Native student pairs will examine their perceptions and beliefs in western science and indigenous traditional knowledge.
The experience will expose participants to traditional Nez Perce lands, current tribal STEM related programs and a new ways to re-think STEM research conducted in universities by faculty and Native and non–Native students. The Indigenous Knowledge Field Camp is available to Native American and Alaska Native students and their faculty mentor.
Now inviting participants for the 2016 IKFC!
- August 8 - 11
Please work with your Institutional AGEP-T Coordinator to register.
The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Native Alaskans. This is an AGEP - T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grant # 1432910. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.