‘The Maine Question’ asks how Indigenous and western knowledge can help preserve the planet

Darren Ranco has spent his life determining how to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous people protect the land they inhabit.

Through his work as an anthropologist and chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine, Ranco has studied tribal sovereignty, cultural resource protection, environmental justice and ways Native American communities can resist environmental destruction. As a member of the Penobscot Nation, he also is passionate about improving research relationships between universities and Indigenous communities, as well as training the next generation of Indigenous scientists.

In episode seven of season eight of “The Maine Question,” Ranco discusses his many research projects, and how Indigenous and western knowledge can help preserve the planet. 

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