This interview appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Dimensions magazine.
The director of the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center on traditional knowledge, Western science, and understanding our place in the world
In high school, she took an interest in science; at the University of Montana, she pursued business. Today, Helen Augare utilizes her modern studies while staying true to her roots. As director of the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center in Browning, Montana, she helps youth learn both Western science and traditional knowledge while connecting to the natural world. As a Native American, she emphasizes respecting the land and beings around us, recognizing that—even as we continue to pursue knowledge—humans can’t control everything.
Image courtesy the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center