Confronted with the complex environmental crises of the Anthropocene, scientists have moved towards an interdisciplinary approach to address challenges that are both social and ecological. Several arenas are now calling for co-production of new transdisciplinary knowledge by combining Indigenous knowledge and science. This book revisits epistemological debates on the notion of co-production and assesses the relevant methods, principles and values that enable communities to co-produce. It explores the factors that determine how indigenous-scientific knowledge can be rooted in equity, mutual respect and shared benefits. Resilience through Knowledge Co-Production includes several collective papers co-authored by Indigenous experts and scientists, with case studies involving Indigenous communities from the Arctic, Pacific islands, the Amazon, the Sahel and high altitude areas. Offering guidance to indigenous peoples, scientists, decision-makers and NGOs, this book moves towards a decolonised co-production of knowledge that unites indigenous knowledge and science to address global environmental crises.
1. Co-production between Indigenous Knowledge and Science: Introducing a Decolonized Approach / Marie Roué and Douglas Nakashima
Part I. From Practice to Principles: Methods and Challenges for Decolonized Knowledge Co-Production (DKC)
2. The Progression from Collaboration to Co-Production: Case Studies from Alaska / Henry P. Huntington, George Noongwook, Anne K. Salomon, Nick M. Tanape, Sr.
3. Learning about Sea Ice from the Kifikmiut: A Decade of Ice Seasons at Wales, 2006-2016 / Hajo Eicken, Igor Krupnik, Winton Weyapuk, Jr., Matthew L. Druckenmiller
4. Shaping the Long View: Iñupiat Experts and Scientists Share Ocean Knowledge on Alaska's North Slope / Matthew L. Druckenmiller
5. Indigenous Ice Dictionaries: Sharing Knowledge for a Changing World / Igor Krupnik
6. Mapping Land Use with Sámi Reindeer Herders: Co-Production in an Era of Climate Change / Marie Roué, Lars-Evert Nutti, Nils-Johan Utsi, Samuel Roturier
7. Sámi Herders' Knowledge and Forestry: Ecological Restoration of Reindeer Lichen Pastures in Northern Sweden / Samuel Roturier, Lars-Evert Nutti, Hans Winsa
Part II. Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Change: The Climate Agreements: What We Have Achieved and the Gaps That Remain / Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
9. Reinforcing Traditional Knowledge in the City: Canoe Building and Navigation in the Changing Pacific / Tikoidelaimakotu Tuimoce Fuluna
Reindeer Herding in a Time of Growing Adversity / Anders Bongo
11. Herders and Drought in the Sahel of Burkina Faso: Traditional Knowledge and Resilience /Hanafi Amirou Dicko
Part III. Global Change and Indigenous Responses
12. Competing Paradigms of Himalayan Climate Change and Adaptations: Indigenous Knowledge versus Economics /Jan Salick
13. Coping with a Warming Winter Climate in Arctic Russia: Patterns of Extreme Weather Affecting Nenets Reindeer Nomadism /Bruce C. Forbes, Timo Kumpala, Nina Meschtyb, Roza Laptander, Marc Macias-Fauria, Pentti Zetterberg, Mariana Verdonen, Anna Skarin, Kwang-Yul Kim, Linette N. Boisvert, Julienne C. Stroeve, Annett Bartsch
14. Rising Above the Flood: Modifications in Agricultural Practices and Livelihood Systems in Central Amazonia – Perspectives from Ribeirinho and Indigenous Communities /Angela May Steward, Rafael Barbi Costa e Santos, Camille Rognant, Fernanda Maria de Freitas Viana, Julia Vieira da Cunha Ávila, Jessica Poliane Gomes dos Santos, Jacson Rodrigues, Samis Viera
15. Indigenous Storytelling and Climate Change Adaptation /Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Mar Cabeza
16. Indigenous Knowledge and the Coloniality of Reality: Climate Change Otherwise in the Bolivian Andes /Anders Burman
17. Negotiating Co-Production: Climbing the Learning Curve /Igor Krupnik
Marie Roué, Emeritus Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), is an environmental anthropologist who works with Sami reindeer herders in Norway and Sweden, and Cree First Nations in Arctic Quebec, Canada. She directed the CNRS/National Museum of Natural History research team on the anthropology of nature (APSONAT) and served as a member of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP), as well as its task force on indigenous and local knowledge.
Douglas Nakashima recently retired from UNESCO's Natural Sciences sector where he created the global Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme. He has worked in the indigenous knowledge field for over 40 years, beginning with research among Inuit and Cree First Nations in Arctic Canada. He led UNESCO's work with IPCC and IPBES that highlights the key role of indigenous knowledge in climate change and biodiversity assessments.
Igor Krupnik is Curator of Arctic Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Trained as a cultural anthropologist and ecologist, he has worked in polar indigenous communities, primarily in Alaska and Bering Strait region. His area of expertise includes modern cultures, indigenous ecological knowledge, and the impact of modern climate change on human life in the North. He has published and co-edited more than 20 books, catalogues and community sourcebooks. He received a medal from the International Arctic Science Committee in 2012 for his role in building bridges between social and natural scientists and polar indigenous people.