Indigenous Scholarship in the North: Decolonizing Methods, Models and Practices in Social Science Research
Fairbanks workshop aims to explore recent advances and innovations in indigenous science and scholarship in the circumpolar north and its neighbors. The workshop will bring together indigenous experts and researchers from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to explore the role and contributions of indigenous frameworks and knowledge systems in advancing fields of science and informing global solutions. The workshop will explore indigenous science as relational, holistic, and multidimensional, taking into account impacts of the social and cultural environment on physical, material, and human processes. The workshop seeks to move the academic discourse beyond exploring intersections of indigenous knowledge and science to explore indigenous knowledge and practice as a framework of science. Additionally, participants will explore how knowledge produced within indigenous systems has the potential to contribute to community adaptation and resilience within multiple global contexts and settings. The workshop will also highlight innovative, community-driven, and decolonizing methodologies that demonstrate how indigenous frameworks can shape both knowledge and practice within social science research.