Chemists, Indigenous leaders push for Indigenous knowledge in chemistry education

June 13, 2018

A group of chemists and Indigenous leaders are looking for ways to engage in reconciliation through chemistry education, reports the StarMetro Edmonton. University of Saskatchewan Professor and New Credit First Nation member Malcolm King explained that one solution can be found in incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing into chemistry education. “Some of the stuff, for instance, would be the knowledge of Indigenous plants and how they develop,” said King, who explained that Indigenous knowledge contains traditional information around growth cycles, harvesting techniques, preservation, transportation, and more. King further explained how science education could be improved in Indigenous communities to help remove barriers for Indigenous people getting into science. StarMetro Edmonton