The Biden administration is considering giving indigenous groups veto power over academic research while including their religious beliefs in scientific policymaking and warning scientists against “disrespecting” indigenous spirits, according to public records productions.
The ongoing document dumps from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy were prompted by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit spearheaded by a former Trump administration Department of Education lawyer.
Hans Bader, through his family foundation, also has ongoing FOIA suits against his former employer for how it developed a proposal that would allegedly “gut” a charter-school program and the State Department for details behind its funding of an anti-disinformation group.
Bader’s interest was piqued by OSTP’s year-ago guidance on “indigenous knowledge,” which it called an “important” contribution to “the scientific, technical, social, and economic advancements of the United States and our collective understanding of the natural world.”
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