Week 7, Professor White seminars
Week 7, Professor White seminars Phil 111
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Date Created: 10/10/15
Study group notes week 7 Multicultural Philosophy Notes on 2 seminars by Professor White Agenda 1 Bio 2 What is traditional Ecological knowledge 3 Efforts to protect TEK in Climate Science 4 Criticisms of these efforts 5 Root of criticism 6 Lesson and solutions 1 Bio Professor White is teaches at Michigan State university Is a part of an Indian tribe around the great lakes that was sent to Oklahoma on trail of death Climate change is a real issue with how Indians live off land inspired him to go into this field of work 2 What is traditional Ecological Knowledge Climate change over the years has forced the habitat to change This has also caused the lifestyle of the Indians to change because they are so Intune with the land and the environment Since this is the cause the Indian people have extensive knowledge on climate change however it is more than simply knowledge This Traditional Knowledge is like a verb it takes all the information of the environment and applies it to their lifestyle This includes ceremonies and how they deal with the changing of the environment their lifestyle 3 Efforts to protect TEK in Climate Science The great Traditional Knowledge that the Indians have is being sought after by Climate Scientists They want the Indians to share their knowledge of the environment with them This is problem because they view the Indians lifestyle as just plain data for their experiments this has led to problems Traditional Knowledge is a great resource of the environment 4 Criticisms of these efforts 0 Indians are offended at their lifestyle being referred to as plain data 0 There is a culture barrier their knowledge is their way of life 0 Big miscommunication for traditional knowledge not just being data but is a verb in the sense that it is their way of life 5 Root of Criticism 0 Climate Scientist are not trained to have interactions with people not good at being considerate towards other cultures 0 Climate scientist consider good science one devoid of all values 0 Traditional knowledge is science a way of life full of values but is also full of valuable information about our environment and the climate 0 Indians want the knowledge to be applied to help the environment like a verb and not just filed for experiments and considered data 6 lesson and solutions 0 7 principles to improve relations 0 Indians came up with principles for scientist to follow to help understand how traditional knowledge should be viewed 0 Also give control to Indians when trying to do experiments and being considerate of publishing and sensitive information 2quot l seminar of Professor White Theory of settler colonialism 0 Tribes are still facing challenges living here today 0 Metrocolonize go to a land to claim it just to send raw resource back to homeland economic o Settlercolonize go to a land to make it a homeland new place to stay and live 0 Problem need to erase existing people or cultures to make the new land similar or better in the view of the people coming in so that it is like the homeland Erase previous people 0 They think it is ok to do this 0 Tribes want to stop being erased stop culture from disappearing o Resurgence actions that stop a society from erasing another 0 Example Of resurgence happening today 0 Sturgeon fish are important food for an Indian tribe They are called grandfather fish they have a lot of meat viewed as they sacrifice themselves for the Indians when their other food is not in season Dams and lumber messed up the rivers and the lifestyle of Indians that needed the sturgeon the new settlers over fished them for their meat and the lakes stocked with sport fish eat the young sturgeon before they can grow big also pollution destroy habitat Group of elders that have knowledge of sturgeon work with scientist to replenish the sturgeon This helps save culture restore the sturgeon and educate the settler people about the tribe and not to hurt their culture anymore They made a sturgeon trailer to raise the small sturgeon so that they live raise to be big enough to not be eaten by the sport fish then released into the river big ceromony
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