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College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:

College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: (208) 885-2647

Fax: (208) 885-6198

Email: uigrad@uidaho.edu

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Indigenous Knowledge Field Camp

The Indigenous Knowledge Field camp is a cultural immersion experience aimed at recognizing the intersections of Native traditional knowledge and Western science through a four-day experience on Native American land. The trip will take participants through Spalding Nez Perce Historical park, Winchester State park, Nez Perce Tribal Fish Hatchery, Whitebird Battlefield, and finally rafting down the Salmon River. Activities throughout the experience will provide opportunities for increased cross-cultural understanding through presentations, talks and individual exploration of stories and traditional practices.

Selected faculty and Native student pairs will gain a unique chance to examine their perceptions and beliefs through the duration of the field camp. The experience will expose participants to traditional Native American lands, current tribal STEM related programs, and 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 STEM students and their faculty mentors.

The 2017 IKFC occurred August 1 to August 4. If you missed this year's event, contact your Institutional AGEP-T Coordinator to register for next year's camp.

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.

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Native students and faculty mentors team together in a multi-day Indigenous Knowledge Field Camp on Nez Perce land to experience cross-cultural activities that bring together indigenous traditional knowledge and western science.

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:

Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:

College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: (208) 885-2647

Fax: (208) 885-6198

Email: uigrad@uidaho.edu

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