Module Three

Learning Indigenous Science from Place

Research Study Examining Indigenous-Based Science Perspectives in Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis Community Contexts

This 158 page report is based on a 2007 project, in which a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars, teachers and administrators investigated the potential inclusion of First Nations and Metis perspectives in the Saskatchewan school science curriculum. The purpose of the project was to find different ways to improve the achievement levels of Aboriginal students. “The research model provided a process and avenue through which community members could collectively clarify problems and formulate new visions for the future, implement and test meaningful solutions and thereby generate new knowledge” (p. 6). The researchers focused on “Aboriginal Peoples who have been previously marginalized from opportunities to envision, develop, and operate policies, programs, and services” as the primary sources of knowledge (p. 6).


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