Indigenous and Western knowledge ethically combined is uniquely suited to address ongoing climate challenges. To build an environment where Western and Indigenous knowledge systems thrive, funding institutions must value co-production of knowledge and be available to Indigenous experts.
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A portion of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (80NM0018D0004). JPL is within the unceded land of the people known as the Tongva (Gabrielieño) in the Kizh Nation. We also express gratitude to the lineage of Alaska Native knowledge systems and resilience.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Miner, K., Canavera, L., Gonet, J. et al. The co-production of knowledge for climate science. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 307–308 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-023-01633-4