Native Ecology

Native Ecology

Gregory Cajete

Streaming Video - 2014
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This episode of The Green Interview features Gregory Cajete, a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from the pueblos of New Mexico who has spent his life striving to harmonize indigenous ways of learning and knowing with western science and scholarship so that each tradition can be enriched by the other. Where western scholarship tends to isolate things in order to understand them rationally, native thinking perceives objects and events holistically and spiritually in terms of their relationships with their surroundings. For Cajete, the two ways of knowing are complementary. Together they offer a depth of understanding that neither can provide on its own. Cajete is one of the foremost scholars in the field of sociocultural studies as it relates to Indian education and curriculum and native science. He has long been a well-known figure in Indian education circles and has become a popul
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sound, color
Alternative Title: Gregory Cajete


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