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Science and Indigenous Wisdom Working Together
In November 2021, President Biden committed to incorporating Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge in federal scientific and policy processes. In a memorandum, the White House recognized Indigenous knowledge for its contribution to the “scientific, technical, social, and economic advancement of the United States and our collective understanding of the natural world.” The White House cited the Acadia National Park sweetgrass study in the memorandum as an example of knowledge collaboration between Native communities and the federal government.