A collection of articles and links centering my interests around environmental, racial, and social justice.
- New course at University of Alberta combines science with Indigenous knowledge, CBC (August 2021) – Kim TallBear, an associate professor in the University of Alberta’s faculty of Native studies, created a course called Indigenous Peoples and Technoscience. The goal of the course is not only to dismantle the myth that science and Indigenous knowledge are separate, but also to include Indigenous voices in science-based decision-making.
- What Traditional Ecological Knowledge Can Teach Us, Union of Concerned Scientist’s Got Science? Podcast (August 2021) – Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation, explains how Traditional Ecological Knowledge can work in tandem with science to help us understand the natural world.
- ‘Mind blowing’: Grizzly bear DNA maps onto Indigenous language families, Science (August 2021) – The bears and Indigenous humans of coastal British Columbia have more in common than meets the eye. The two have lived side by side for millennia in this densely forested region on the west coast of Canada. But it’s the DNA that really stands out: A new analysis has found that the grizzlies here form three distinct genetic groups, and these groups align closely with the region’s three Indigenous language families.
- People — Not Just The Megadrought — Are Driving The West’s Water Crisis, Buzzfeed (August 2021) – The shrinking Colorado River is becoming an urgent water crisis for millions of people in the West. “The question is, how intense does that crisis get?” one river scientist said.
- Drought forces first water cuts on the Colorado River. They’re just the beginning., Politico (August 2021) – A two-decade-long megadrought along the river is set to push the Western seven states and parts of Mexico that rely on its flows into a formal shortage declaration.
- Climate Reports, UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Key reports on climate impacts and solutions from around the United Nations.
EQUITY & DIVERSITY
- The Man Behind the Myth: Should We Question the Hero’s Journey?, Los Angeles Review of Books (August 2021) – Good critique of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.