Matt Druckenmiller Indigenous Knowledge a way of thinking

Video Shot in: 2022

Matt Druckenmiller emphasizes the significant shift in how indigenous knowledge is perceived in the research landscape. In the past, traditional knowledge was often seen by scientists as fragmented observations of the environment. But this perspective has evolved, and now indigenous knowledge is viewed as a way of thinking, deeply rooted in stewardship, honoring the land, animals, and ancestors. In today’s world, facing the immediate challenges of the climate crisis, researchers are recognizing the limitations of Western research and technology in caring for the natural world. Indigenous wisdom challenges the scientific community to embrace diverse ways of thinking and consider alternative approaches to stewarding and understanding the environment.