Can indigenous thought hold its own? Of course it can. Modern science and mathematics are an essential component of indigenous learning. However, unlike Western teaching, which compartmentalizes much knowledge, the indigenous approach, which is grounded in the links between all of existence, is more holistic. Or to come at it another way: Western thought often implies that we are above nature. Indigenous thought states that we are unequivocally a part of nature, which is one of the reasons indigenous thinkers have had trouble making themselves heard in so many debates, such as those focused on the environment.In other words, let's use "Indigenous thought" as an excuse to indoctrinate the kids in the "climate change" bunkum. No thanks, Mr. Martin.
Update: Indigenous thought on scalping is also quite, um, holistic (except for the part where the scalp is separated from the rest of the body, of course: http://scaramouchee.blogspot.ca/2014/03/on-ceebs-canada-reads-indigenous.html).