For many years indigenous knowledge has been considered incompatible with western science, mainly due to the differences in knowledge inquiry and transfer, as well as more fundamental beliefs about the inseparable nature of material and non-material aspects of the universe held by the former. Increasingly however, commonalities between the two are being recognised. Both scientists and indigenous knowledge holders, and in particular practitioners, are beginning to work with each other.
Indigenous Affiliation: Skolt Sámi
Rector, Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University College, Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Samiland/Norway