This article begins by noting that non-Native society—the dominant society in the United States—has often discounted Native expertise and denied a place for Native environmental managers. Part II catalogues the various forms that denigration and denial of Native ecological science have taken. Part III marks the historical antecedents of such efforts to deny Native knowledge and to downplay the role of Native peoples as environmental managers. It then identifies particular features of the approaches favored by non-Native environmental managers that likely work to exclude, devalue, or discriminate against Native science, with the intention of encouraging further work to locate and dismantle occasions for discrimination. Part IV offers two considerations for intercultural conversations on restoration affecting Native resources. Finally, Part V presents some observations from recent efforts at intercultural approaches, meant again to identify issues for further work.
Restoration Affecting Native Resources: The Place of Native Ecological Science, 42 ARIZ. L. REV. 343