Acknowledging Indigenous Science

Topic:  Indigenous Science,  Decolonial Theory, Plant Pathology
Participants: Natalie Solares, Master’s degree in Plant Pathology , UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 10/25/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:
– What is plant pathology?
Botrytis cinereal is grey rot?
-What careers are available in plant pathology?
-Are humans creating the plant diseases?
-How did the potato get to Ireland?
-How do we navigate the different knowledge systems as we move through graduate work?
– How does western science take advantage of past and present indigenous knowledge?
-Can indigenous work to domesticate plants be protected from being co-opted by university researchers?
-What does it mean to question “Western science?
Sin maize no hay paise.
– How do we change current science authorship to reflect local traditional science communities as the rightful authors of their respective knowledge?
-Greg Cajete, University of New Mexico
– Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants ( 2015)
-How do we credit indigenous knowledge into the present academic template?
-How do we  build the spaces of empowerment?

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