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NEDTalk- Cross-Cultural Competencies: The Interface Between Indigenous People’s Traditional Knowledge and Western Science

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September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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OneNOAA Science Seminar 

Title:  NEDTalk- Cross-cultural competencies: The interface between Indigenous people’s traditional knowledge and western science

Speaker: Mr. James Rattling Leaf, Consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance

Sponsor:   NOAA’s NESDIS NEDTalks

Seminar Contactlyric.prince@noaa.gov

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Recordings: Webinar will be posted on NOAA Satellites’ YouTube

Abstract:   James Rattling Leaf, Sr. will speak on his experiences as a cultural intelligence consultant with a specialty in tribal/indigenous ways of knowing. He specializes in developing programs that utilize the interface between indigenous people’s traditional knowledge and western science. Mr. Rattling Leaf will discuss his tribal heritage as a means to strengthen his Tribe through education—focusing on community, economic, and human development while preserving the Lakota values and heritage. Also, he will discuss his efforts with students to enhance their geoscience experience by developing funding, finding scholarships, and providing mentoring and internship opportunities, such as those that investigate the difference in land use and cover between two buffalo pastures and an un-grazed control site using remote sensing technology. Mr. Rattling Leaf is a founding member of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Indigenous Alliance that was established at GEO Week 2019 in Canberra, Australia to foster a continued, effective, respectful, and reciprocal relationship with GEO and representatives of indigenous communities from around the world. Also, he will discuss the legacy of RezMappers, a software interface that incorporated the Lakota language in conjunction with governmental satellite imagery and ESRI technology.

Bio(s): James Rattling Leaf, Sr. was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. He specializes in developing programs that utilize the interface between Indigenous People’s Traditional Knowledge and Earth System Science. Rattling Leaf shares his Tribal heritage to strengthen his Tribe through education, focusing on community, economic, and social development and to teach while preserving the Lakota values and heritage.  He works with students to enhance their geoscience experience by developing funding, finding scholarships, and providing mentoring and internships. His higher education comes from Sinte Gleska University.

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(Mr. James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Consultant to the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance )

 

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Date

September 18

Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Webinar