The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a biography project which highlights Chicano/Latino and Native American Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers. The biographies are browsable by identity, subject, and scientist's name.
“Science provides opportunities for us to better understand our natural world. Through science we ask questions and seek answers to grow our collective scientific knowledge. We continually revise and refine our knowledge as we acquire new evidence. Building on a foundation of respect for evidence, we are aware that our scientific knowledge is provisional and culturally-derived. Linking traditional and contemporary Aboriginal understandings and current scientific knowledge enables us to make meaningful connections to our culture, society, and everyday lives.
The curriculum takes a place-based approach. Students will develop place-based knowledge about the area in which they live, learning about and building on Aboriginal knowledge and other traditional knowledge of the area. This provides a basis for an intuitive relationship with and respect for the natural world, connections to their ecosystem and community and a sense of relatedness that would encourage lifelong harmony with nature.” (From BC Curriculum, Aboriginal Education).
Subject headings are a tool designed to help researchers find similar materials. These are only some examples of the many subject headings that X̱wi7x̱wa Library uses. Spend a few minutes exploring them when you find a book in the catalogue that supports your research.
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