Indigenous STEM success stories as disquieting decolonization: thoughts on new times and, old thoughts about place-ness

  • Michael MarkerEmail author


While some Indigenous individuals have achieved “success” in STEM careers, persistent questions from many Indigenous scholars and communities about epistemic dominance at universities remain. Going beyond student achievement, this essay regards the centering of local Indigenous place based knowledge as a paradigm shifting move for universities. Thinking into places is more than an equity move to include Indigenous minds in university spaces, it is an undertaking to actually advance and transform STEM fields and all university disciplines.


Indigenous science Culturally responsive higher education Place based knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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