One Book 2023-2024: Environmental Justice & No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies: A Lyric Essay

Indigenous Knowledge & Science 

“Science and traditional knowledge may ask different questions and speak different languages, but they may converge when both truly listen to the plants....The question was, how do we show respect? Sweetgrass told us the answer as we experimented: Sustainable harvesting can be the way we treat a plant with respect, by respectfully receiving its gift.”

-Kimmerer, from Braiding Sweetgrass, p. 165
(cited below)

Featured Resources by Type

Organizations & Online Resources

Featured Articles 

Use the links below to find articles from different publication types.

Reference Articles

These background or overview articles are useful for defining and understanding the history and key concepts of a topic. They come from subject-specific books and reports and aim to help you understand the basics. Find more articles like these in the databases Gale Ebooks, Opposing Viewpoints, or CQ Researcher.

Popular Source Articles

These kinds of articles are from mainstream publications like the "Washington Post," "The Atlantic," or other publications aimed at the general public., as well as a wide variety of websites, both commercial, educational, and governmental. Find more sources like this in Academic Search Complete, ProQuest  Combined, or Science In Context.

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly journal articles are written by scholars/experts/researchers for others in their field with the aim of sharing, reviewing, and building new information. These publications can give us insight into the ways that environmental justice topics are being studied at a research-based, academic levels. Find more articles like these in ProQuest Combined, Agricola, OR Global Issues in Context. 

Featured Videos

There are some DVDs you can check out from the library on environmental topics as well. The links here, however, are largely for online videos as there are so many great organizations with content. Streaming education films can also be searched in the database Films on Demand, linked in the "Digging Deeper in Your Research" tab of this guide, or from the library's homepage.

Featured Podcasts

Sources used on this page:

Kimmerer, R. (2013). Braiding sweetgrass : Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants. Milkweed Editions. 

Featured Books & eBooks - click on titles to access

Featured Resource: Enduring Legacies Native Cases

Search Tips & Terms

Search Terms & Topics

Consider searching some of these topics as search words when trying to locate resources in the library's collection.

  • Traditional Knowledge or Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Local Knowledge
  • Native Science