SACNAS celebrates both the traditional knowledge and (Western) science contributions of Native Americans to the nation's scientific endeavor. SACNAS Native scientists have hosted conference sessions and written articles to bridge and integrate traditional knowledge with Western science:
- Changes We Have Seen - SACNAS' traditional knowledge publication about polar regions and global climate change addressed by Native elders and polar scientists
- "Studying Climate Change Through Clouds" - by Anthony Brown (Comanche), published in Fall 2010 edition of SACNAS News"
- Resiliency in the Face of Climate Change" - by Cassandra Brooks (Abenaki), published in Spring 2010 edition of SACNAS News
- "Two Worlds Working Together: Forming a Link Between Traditional Knowledge and Western Science" - by Cassandra Brooks (Abenaki), published in Fall 2009 edition of SACNAS News
- "Between Two Worlds: My Life in the Woods, the Classroom, and Science" - by Daniel Lipe (Eastern Band Cherokee), published in Fall 2009 edition of SACNAS News
- Former SACNAS board of directors member Dr. Cecil Thomas has compiled a list of Native American PhDs & EdDs. The list and a collection of related biographies were compiled from 2003-2004 and is based on individuals' self-identified as Indian.
- "Improving Science Education for Native Students: Teaching Place Through Community" - by Drs. Megan Bang (Ojibwe), Douglas Medin, & Gregory Cajete (Santa Clara Pueblo), published in Fall 2009 edition of SACNAS News
- "SACNAS Addresses Abiding Challenges to Native Americans in Higher Education Via the SYNAPSE Program (Supporting Young Native Americans to Pursue Science Education)" - by Ismana Carney, PhD, published in Fall 2009 edition of SACNAS News
- Dave Wilson visited with students in the Soaring Eagles program during a visit to San Diego in April 2011. Read more...
SACNAS works in alliance with a number of other national programs committed to engaging Native Americans in higher education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A number of SACNAS members are integral parts of these other organizations, and we encourage you to explore the opportunities and support that these groups provide.
AAIP - Association of American Indian Physicians
AIGC - American Indian Graduate Center
AIHEC - American Indian Higher Education Consortium
AIRO - American Indian Research Opportunities at Montana State University
AISES - American Indian Science & Engineering Society
CAIANH - Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado, Denver
CAIH - Center for American Indian Health at John's Hopkins University
IHS - Indian Health Service
INRSEP - Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program at Humboldt State University
IPRN - Indigenous People's Restoration Network
NACR - Native American Cancer Research, Inc.
NAMP - Native American Mentoring Program at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, New York University School of Medicine
NARCH - Native American Research Centers for Health
NIEA - National Indian Education Association
NNAAPC - National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
SIGP - Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program
Soaring Eagles - San Diego Mesa Community College
Spirit of EAGLES Program - American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer program at the Mayo Clinic
TCUP - Tribal Colleges & Universities Program
TSC - National EPA-Tribal Science Council, Science in Indian Country website
Winds of Change Magazine - Published by the American Indian Science & Engineering Society
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