Indigenous perspectives on the Mass Extinction crisis

ARWG members Dr Mitchell and Dr Todd were awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC) Knowledge Synthesis grant for 2017 to investigate: “How can Aboriginal knowledge systems in Canada contribute to interdisciplinary research on the global extinction crisis?”

Throughout the spring and summer of 2017, team members Audra Mitchell, Pitseolak Pfeifer, and Zoe Todd conducted an investigation into plural Indigenous Knowledge systems in Canada and perspectives on the phenomenon of Mass Extinction in the context of the Anthropocene. They completed a report on the state of knowledge on Indigenous perspectives on the phenomenon of extinction in September 2017, and shared their research results at the SSHRC Imagining Canada’s Future Forum: “A successful shared future with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples”.

The report is available for download here: Mitchell, Pfeifer, Todd SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis research report 2017(1)


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