INDG-2316EL Lecture 7: INDG 2316 Nov 3

46 views1 pages
Indigenous Knowledge and TEK
Source of Indigenous Knowledge
“all knowledge flows from the same source: the relationship between a global flux that
needs to be renewed, the people’s kinship with other living creatures that share the
land, and the people’s kinship with the spirit world”
oObservation
oExperience
oSocial interaction
oListening to the natural and spiritual world
Responsibility
“To sustain Indigenous knowledge, one must be willing to take on responsibilities
associated with that knowing, especially putting the knowledge into daily practice.”
Characteristics of TEK
scientific, empirical, experimental and systematic
Localized and social
“operating instructions” for the land
Sources: Creator and spirit world, dreams, contact with animals and plants
Knowledge system is continually being revised; things are expected to change in
predictable and unpredictable ways
Learning by observation
‘Traditional’ refers to the social process of learning rather than antiquity
Encouraged biodiversity
Way of Life
Elders and traditional knowledge holders speak of traditional knowledge as a way of life.
“Minobimaatisiiwin” or living a good life is the basic objective of Anishinaabe and Cree
Cyclical thinking, reciprocity, responsibility, relationships, and balance
Indigenous economic system - decentralized, self-reliant, based on carrying capacity
Attributes of TEK
Cumulative and long-term
Dynamic
Historical
Local
Holistic
Embedded
Moral and spiritual
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows half of the first page of the document.
Unlock all 1 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
30 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class