A global assessment of Indigenous community engagement in climate research

Type
Literature
Publication
Dominique M David-Chavez and Michael C Gavin 2018 Environ. Res. Lett. 13 123005
Year Published
2018
Organization
Environmental Research Letters
Description

"For millennia Indigenous communities worldwide have maintained diverse knowledge systems informed through careful observation of dynamics of environmental changes. Although Indigenous communities and their knowledge systems are recognized as critical resources for understanding and adapting to climate change, no comprehensive, evidence-based analysis has been conducted into how environmental studies engage Indigenous communities. Here we provide the first global systematic review of levels of Indigenous community participation and decision-making in all stages of the research process (initiation, design, implementation, analysis, dissemination) in climate field studies that access Indigenous knowledge."