Braiding Indigenous knowledge and western science: Experiences and solutions for sustainable mountain development

  • Julia KLEIN (Moderator)
  • Mary Jane JOHNSON (Speaker)
  • Lawrence IGNACE (Speaker)
  • Katie L. KAMELAMELA (Speaker)
  • TUAL SAWN, K. (Speaker)
  • Tiffany PYETTE (Speaker)
  • Catherine TUCKER (Speaker)

Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations


In this session, panelists from the Canadian Mountain Network and the Mountain Sentinels Collaborative Network shard experiences and insights in working towards sustainable mountain development through authentic partnerships between local/Indigenous people and western scientists. They shared examples of braiding knowledges and demonstrated why addressing critical mountain sustainability challenges - such as climate change, disasters, and food insecurity – required this new approach.
Tual Sawn Khai discussed the importance of higher education programs for indigenous mountain people for sustainable development in mountain communities around the world at the session.
Period27 Sept 2022
Event titleUnited Nation Sixth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership: Un Mountain Summit
Event typeConference
LocationDenver, United States, ColoradoShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational