Science Magazine interviews UMaine researchers about Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science

Darren Ranco, a professor of anthropology and the chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, and Natalie Michelle, a UMaine postdoc and research fellow with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, spoke with Science magazine for a story about the Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS). The center, based at the UMass Amherst, will conduct transdisciplinary, placed-based research projects that intertwine Native and Western knowledge systems in collaboration with Indigenous communities, scientists, governments, industry partners and nonprofits around the world. The National Science Foundation awarded $30 million for the center. Bonnie Newsom, associate professor of anthropology, is one of the co-principal investigators for establishing the CBIKS, and will co-lead the Northeast hub of it at UMaine with Ranco and John Daigle, professor of forest recreation management.