Silver Buffalo Consulting

Transcultural Education


Building Diversity in Science,
Education and Society

The issues that severely limit participation by Native American people in science and science education are a lens through which we can view the issues that impede the rewards of cultural diversity from contributing to a peaceful, equitable and just society.

Though the sciences have long had a mandate to develop diversity, the numbers of Native Americans pursuing careers in science are barely measurable.

A key element is the lack of understanding of the cultural differences that exist between the dominant culture (Euro-American) and the Indigenous world.

At the heart of the problem are different worldviews, values, traditions and histories. These differences form a cultural disconnect that triggers and nourishes misunderstandings and misperceptions on the part of both groups.

One result is diminished interest among Native people to embrace science as it Is currently delivered by western educational and research settings. Western educational research settings improperly attribute the lack of participation to disinterest, inability or resistance, explanations that steer them away from self-examination.

Publications List......

What We Offer
Program Design
Leadership Development
Communication Skills
Meeting Design

Who We Serve
Educators & educational institutions
serving Indigenous peoples
Government & private funders
dedicated or mandated to
support diversity
Professional organizations serving
Native American students or professionals interested in careers

in science, engineering and education
Organizations & individuals who serve
Native American schools and communities
Businesses & individuals who want to expand diversity in the workplace
and prepare for a global society

Projects of Interest
The Native American Academy
The Changing Culture In Science
Ethics in Science & Society
A View Into the Native Paradigm
Developing Scientific Leadership
An Evening with Stephen Hawking
The Mystery of the Missing Matter
The Indigenous Dialogues
The Career Management Series
The Tahlequah Dialogue
The American Indian Public Charter School



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