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Taku Škaŋ Škaŋ Wasakliyapi: Global Institute for Traditional Sciences (GIFTS) is a Lakota-led science, research and education institute that supports the advancement of traditional Indigenous scientific systems for the sustainability and protection of all life. GIFTS creates, engages in and brings forward collaborations, partnerships and projects that are aligned with the protocols inherent in the practice and application of Indigenous sciences and knowledge systems.
In the creation of GIFTS, we carry forward the mandate and principles entrusted to us by Ptesáŋwiŋ to protect the balance required to sustain all life. We do this by bringing forward our scientific systems when deemed necessary, as well as participating and creating interdisciplinary, inter-Nation and international collaborations.