How might Native science inform "informal science learning"?

Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Angelina E Castagno

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This article examines the literature on Native science in order to address the presumed binaries between formal and informal science learning and between Western and Native science. We situate this discussion within a larger discussion of culturally responsive schooling for Indigenous youth and the importance of Indigenous epistemologies and contextualized knowledges within Indigenous communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-750
Number of pages20
JournalCultural Studies of Science Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008



  • Indigenous communities
  • Informal science learning
  • Native science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies

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