Cultural Resources

Title: Natural Wild Rice in Minnesota

Description: A Wild Rice Study document submitted to the Minnesota Legislature by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (February 15, 2008). To study natural wild rice in Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) established a Technical Team of wild rice experts from State, Tribal, and Federal governments, as well as academia and the private sector. The MNDNR also established a Partnership Team representing major stakeholders. This document is a report of the study that includes: (1) the current location and estimated acreage and area of natural stands; (2) potential threats to natural stands, including, but not limited to, development pressure, water levels, pollution, invasive species, and genetically engineered strains; and (3) recommendations to the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over natural resources on protecting and increasing natural wild rice stands in the state.

Location: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/wildlife/shallowlakes/natural-wild-rice-in-minnesota.pdf

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Title:  Ojibwe Plant Names

Description: presented by Dwight Gourneau at Sept2011 CYCLE workshop

Location: CYCLES_Ojibwe_Plant_Names

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Title:  An island living on borrowed time

Description: links to the videos about the Native Americans that are losing their land in Louisiana and will need to relocate as a result of sea level rise and land loss.

Location: http://vimeo.com/10583876

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh3Lh-latIU&feature=related

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXWUhIle-L4

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Title:  Indigenous Environmental Network (Bemidji)

Description:

Location: http://www.theroot.com/views/green-collar-hero-kandi-mossett

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Title: Native Peoples Native Homelands

Description: The website includes climate change library that involves information about different native lands of the US.

Location: http://www.nativepeoplesnativehomelands.org/

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Title: Cosmic Serpent – Bridging Native and Western Learning in Museum Settings

Description: Cosmic Serpent will explore commonalities between Western and Native science, taking into account that Native cultures have, over millennia, developed ways of knowing that are highly adapted, interconnected, and enduring. Each knowledge system informs the practice of science and its role in society in a fundamental way, and the commonalities can provide a framework for developing mutually inclusive learning experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The project recognizes previous work that integrates the two systems; however, our approach of identifying and looking directly at the commonalities in the context of informal science education (ISE) is very innovative.

Location: http://cosmicserpent.org/

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Title: Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Description: The curriculum resources included in this website have been selected to illustrate ways in which Indigenous and Western knowledge systems can be brought to bear in schools through a balanced, comprehensive and culturally-aligned curriculum framework adaptable to local circumstances. The resources are intended to help teachers and students make the connection between the knowledge, skills and ways of knowing used to maintain a livelihood in the villages, and the knowledge, skills and cultural standards for teaching and learning reflected in the school curriculum.

Location: http://ankn.uaf.edu/Resources/course/view.php?id=2

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Title: The Manoomin Project

Description: The Manoomin Project: At-risk teens plant wild rice with help from American Indian guides; teens learn about racism against Native American and other social issues

Location: http://www.zimbio.com/Drinking+Water+Sustainability/articles/4/Manoomin+Project+risk+teens+plant+wild+rice

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Title: Climate Change North

Description: Climate Change North is an educational website created for northerners by northerners. It’s about understanding how climate change affects us, and what we can do about it. On the Climate Change North website, you’ll find BackgroundersLesson PlansCurriculum LinksResourcesGlossary, and a Student Exchange where students can post their work and see what others have done.

Location: http://www.climatechangenorth.ca/

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Title: The Tribal Path Forward: Confronting Climate Change and Conserving Nature

Description: Tribal Lands Wildlife Management – A special issue from The Wildlife professional about managing wildlife on Native American land

Location: http://issuu.com/the-wildlife-professional/docs/tribal_issue

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Title: Cajete UMN Presentation, from 2009

Description: Re-Creating Sustainable Indigenous Communities in an Environmentally Compromised 21st Century, A presentation by Dr. Gregory Cajete, the Director of Native American Studies & Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico, whose work in environmental science and cultural education has become a part of mainstream research and pedagogy.

Location: http://www.cfans.umn.edu/diversity/cajete_presentation.htm

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Title: UCAR Quarterly: Climate scientists and tribal leaders share perspectives on a warming world

Location: http://www.ucar.edu/communications/quarterly/spring08/insight.jsp

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Title: Climate Institute – Native Americans Move to Forefront on Climate

Description:

Location: http://www.climate.org/topics/national-action/native-americans-climate.html