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Indigenous and Western Science - Discussion Papers

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Indigenous Science
- Dan Moonhawk Alford

Moonhawk discusses his experience of Native America and the important relationship between language and the particular world-view we hold.

Blackfoot Physics and European Minds
- F. David Peat

Peat compares the world views of the Blackfoot people with that of "European" or "Western" consciousness

I've Got a Map in My Head
F. David Peat

Peat considers the role of a "mental map" in Indigenous culture, one that enfolds space and time, inner and outer, history and interconnection. He compares this to notions of maps and descriptions in Western science.

Cosmos and Inscape
- F. David Peat

Cosmology is considered both from the perspective of Western Science and Indigenous culture.



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