Published on March 11, 2014
Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Mason, Bryan, Saya , and Xalee Indigenous Knowledge Systems What is indigenous?: What is indigenous? Something that has been originated from or naturally occurred from. For example: The indigenous people from Japan. What practical problems can be solved?: What practical problems can be solved? Indigenous people are experts at other cultures. They have developed knowledge and developed skills in life. Relevant for the local community, value, and be adapted to elsewhere. Ex: American Indian experts are masters at hunting and fishing, gathering, farming, and raising domesticated animals. These skills are then passed down. What makes this area of knowledge important?: What makes this area of knowledge important? Indigenous knowledge passes down its unique culture beliefs and cultural knowledge. It gives the ability for people to gain knowledge by learning and developing the skills in life. 3 ways of knowing connected: 3 ways of knowing connected Perception: People view the indigenous languages unknowingly or in other words, the languages are not popular. Example: Through generations, people start to lose their knowledge of their own native language. Language: Language is important for communicating through the indigenous language. Example: People communicate to their parents/grandparents for better knowledge. Reason: Indigenous knowledge our justifications to learn the skills. Example: A child is motivated to learn their native language and learn how to speak it fluently.