knowledge, unlike Western science and technology, has tenets of
sacredness and spirituality. These ideas directly affect our
relationship to and interaction with nature and one another.
Thus, we are not just invisible, objective observers but actual
and accountable participants in the complex web of life.
Learning that plants have spirits may not mean much to a
research scientist or technophile. It will, however, have an
effect on the way we, as Anishinaabe, interact with
- Michael Wassegijig Price, Chair of the Department of Science
and Mathematics, Leech Lake Tribal College, Minnesota
Pigeon Peak, CO - photo by Robert Leverett
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