Scientists from Africa, South America, and South Asia are more rarely consulted than their peers in the Global North. A new database aims to change that.
decolonizing the canon
El papel central de la agricultura en el calendario de horizonte azteca
Los calendarios de horizonte fueron clave para medir el tiempo para las culturas pre-hispánicas de la cuenca del Valle de México. Un nuevo estudio sugiere que los calendarios se usaron para gestionar los ciclos agrícolas.
Agriculture at the Center of the Aztec Horizon Calendar
Horizon calendars were a key part of time measurement for pre-Hispanic cultures in the Basin of Mexico. A new study suggests that calendars were used to manage the agricultural cycle.
Michael Kotutwa Johnson: A Voice for Indigenous Agriculture
A farmer draws on Traditional Knowledges to restore the Native American food system.
The Nutrient-Rich Legacy in the Amazon’s Dark Earths
Fertile terra preta soils were created through centuries of carefully managed land use. Scientists are taking cues from these soils to better sequester carbon and improve soil for agriculture.
Navigating the Pacific with Wind, Waves, and Stars
Ancient Polynesian voyagers sailed thousands of kilometers with no maps or compasses; they followed nature’s clues. Using the same tools, the Moananuiākea Voyage will set sail from Alaska and circle the Pacific.
Academic Citations Evolve to Include Indigenous Oral Teachings
A librarian has developed citation templates for oral teachings shared by members of Indigenous communities.
Reframing Funding Strategies to Build Reciprocity
Extractive and exploitive practices erode trust in Western science among Indigenous communities. Changing funding structures is one way to develop reciprocity and respect and repair relationships.
Recognizing Geology’s Colonial History for Better Policy Today
The Minnesota Geological Survey has contributed to the dispossession of homelands from Indigenous Peoples. The agency is creating more just policies.
New View of Expanding Perspectives in the Geosciences
Earth and environmental sciences have some of the least diverse racial and ethnic representation in academia. To face profound future challenges, the fields need to address the inequities of the past and how they inform the present.