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A Diné Conceptualization of Global Climate Change: An Application of a Diné Research Methodology

Abstract This study questioned how the Navajo Nation was going to mitigate and/or adapt

to Global Climate Change. By employing a Diné philosophy based research methodology this study seeks to holistically reframe the lens that the Navajo Nation conceptualizes Global Climate Change. The study uses a comprehensive review of literature that pertained to four research questions. The research questions are: 1) What do Diné oral histories say about climate change? 2) How is the Navajo Nation going to mitigate and adapt to changes to the climate using Western knowledge? 3) How can Diné research methodologies help inform policies that will mitigate and adapt to climate change? 4) What type of actions and frameworks can the Navajo Nation use to generate mea... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Atencio, Mario (Author) / Killsback, Leo K (Advisor) / Tippeconnic, John (Committee member) / Lee, Lloyd L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Native American studies / Change / Climate / Indigenous / Methodologies / Navajo / Philosophy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 74 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Liberal Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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