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Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science

Exhibit at the Lynn Library-------September 16-November 26, 2017

Local ecosystems around the world face serious environmental challenges. Many Native communities have found innovative solutions by combining traditional knowledge with modern science. Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science features stories of ecological and cultural restoration from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Tulalip Tribes, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Native Hawaiians.

The exhibition is comprised of 18 colorful banners and includes digital design templates for host venues to customize additional banners with local content. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Roots of Wisdom is accompanied by rich educational resources that will enhance the visitor experience and reinforce the themes of the exhibition.

The exhibition is the result of a collaboration among the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Indigenous Education Institute, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and four Native community partners. The communities generously shared their restoration stories and their voices throughout the exhibition.

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