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Penny Wheeler

'4. 'Two Ways': Bringing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Knowledges Together' in country,... - 4 views

    Indigenous teachers bring in the non-Indigenous in a very radical way - a new name, a family relationship. This article was also interesting for the Indigenous response to a species completely outside their normal knowledge structures.


    Indigenous knowledge is unique to a culture or society. It shows us how to connect and to sustain through the environment. This kind of knowledge is passed down to generation to generation. Back then our ancestors did not have Internet or computers to store or to share their ideas. Our ancestral knowledge is very fragile and can easily be lost. Knowledge is history and our roots, which are passed down from our ancestors to us and these knowledge should be kept and be preserved. New information is also valuable, but so is our past. Here is a site that helps us to learn about what Indigenous knowledge is and activities to help us how to preserve Indigenous knowledge.
    It is a good idea. We should remember our indigenous knowledge and pass it down to following generations. People without past can not value the present. We shouldn't let these knowledge be destroyed by fast information on the internet.
Kaitie Warren

Local Contexts - 3 views

    Local Contexts is a new forum for applying Traditional Knowledge licenses or labels to materials from Indigenous communities. They work a lot like Creative Commons licenses. There are often different categories of Indigenous knowledge meant only for the community, or only for women, or only for leaders, and these licenses offer a way to label materials accordingly. These labels and licenses are added onto existing copyright, which is often held by the person who made a tangible material rather than the community where the idea comes from (an anthropologist who filmed a traditional ceremony owns the copyright on the film, and the community has no copyright). These TK labels are asking people who come across materials like this to think about how they are using the materials, and to think about whose intellectual property they are. This is a very new initiative, but a really valuable tool. This is part of a different conversation that challenges how we normally talk about copyright and intellectual property.
Kim Baker

Food Patents-Stealing Indigenous Knowledge? - 1 views

    This part of the web site looks at the issue of intellectual property rights on food ingredients and traditional, common knowledge. Food patents based on knowledge that has been around for centuries is controversial, risking threats to food security due to concentrated ownership of this otherwise common knowledge.

Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Resources Standards for Intellectual Property Prot... - 1 views

    A great article clarifying the definitions of indigenous knowledge and traditional knowledge
Kim Baker


    Traditional Healers Organization For Africa: " Biopiracy and Indigenous Traditional Medicine Knowledge The blatant plunder of indigenous knowledge and genetic resources in South Africa continues unhindered and without State monitoring. Since 1997, We have been monitoring private and public enterprises (or their intermediaries) who are actively collecting, sampling and acquiring traditional knowledge for the development of pharmaceutical products. What concerns us is that international organizations are entering South Africa to carry out this research. Not even the World Health Organization are free of scrutiny in this regard. "Biopiracy" refers to the use of intellectual property laws (patents, plant breeders' rights) to gain exclusive monopoly control over genetic resources that are based on the knowledge and innovation of indigenous peoples. Biopiracy and bioprospecting don't just happen in the field ; biopiracy is even more likely to take place in the laboratories of industry and academia, and in patent offices in the cities not even in South Africa."
Tricia Marie Catral

Indigenous Knowledge, Peoples and Sustainable Practices - 1 views

    So I stumbled across this article while I was searching the internet regarding Indigenous Knowledge here in the Philippines. The article on this link provides further information regarding Indigenous Knowledge all over the world. It's a very interesting 12 page article which sheds light on various people under different tribes in different parts of the world.

UBC MOOC - Reconciliation through Indigenous Education - 1 views

    "WHAT IS THE UBC MOOC? This MOOC is a non-credit online course offered by the University of British Columbia through the open education platform EdX. This self-paced course is to be completed in the span of six weeks. No real-time events are scheduled. For the full experience, students are recommended to participate regularly in the online discussions." My comments: What a great way for you to continue your studies with MOOCs! This course will deal with various aspects of indigenous education, including the importance of traditional knowledge, and it uses the EdX platform as well so you should find the interface very familiar. If you're looking for ways to continue your education now that the main run of the MOOC has finished, this is a great way to get started. It's also run by the University of British Columbia, where I completed a blended course version of the Open Knowledge MOOC, so I can highly recommend it!

Tribes & Climate Change - Traditonal Knowledge - Safeguarding Indigenous Knowledge - 1 views

    An example of indigenous knowledge in the US.
Kim Baker

The use of indigenous knowledge in development: problems and challenges - 4 views

    I liked this article on the tension between indigenous knowledge, which wants to be closed and contained, and open knowledge which wants to be freely accessible to all. It highlights the need to find a balancing middle path between the two trajectories. This issue speaks to the sources found in Additional resources in Module 1.

índio mora em oca? - 1 views

    Does it still exist? Where do you live today? They can live in apartments? There are five hundred and eleven years ago, when our mother was Invaded Earth, some indigenous peoples living in different places: houses made straw, wood and clay. Each family had its full casa.Em 21st century some believe to be Indian Indian has to live in the respective housing (hollow), and in some villages there are still families who reside in this type of housing. However we know that the world revolves around globalization, indigenous and we (like everyone else) are predisposed to adhere to such technological advances if we deem it necessary to facilitate our life. The Brazilian society has changed greatly with respect to their homes, many living in buildings, or smaller house and still find riparian that make their homes on the banks of rivers. We also many indigenous peoples, living in their villages in houses of bricks, covered with shingles, or in homes made ​​of clay covered with straw or other Buriti palm. Still have Indians who live in owned or rented large apartments in big cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As each country or region has its typical form of housing, and seek to improve the comfort of your family, so we are indigenous peoples, but the culture remains alive regardless of residence or the place where they live or are. What makes the Indian being Indian is not in the house yes, but tradition and ritual that revives every day, the strongest memories passed on from parents to children is in hollow, townhouses or apartments, once Indian always an Indian.

Ethnos Project - 2 views

    Very interesting site exploring the intersection of indigeneity & information and communication technologies.
    Among other things you can find there a talk by dr. Shawn Wilson, author of the book "Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods". It was great to see how his field of research influenced academic etiquette; during the lecture there was time for the elders, some personal remarks, even a prayer. You can find it here:
    Interesting! Thank you! The content is very important because it takes understanding and knowledges about how groups all around the world communicate from their backgrounds etc. To be collaborative online takes skills about this.
Faizal Ladha

Indigenous Knowledge - Public domain knowledge being privatised - 0 views This is an explosive video that I watched in the additional resources for week 1. The notion of GMO's and seeds have been on the periphery of my knowled...


started by Faizal Ladha on 07 Sep 14 no follow-up yet
Raúl Marcó del Pont

The Knowledge Commons: Research and Innovation in an Unequal World - 0 views

    Free access to 3 articles: The Unfolding of the Knowledge Commons pp. 13-24(12) Author: Hess, Charlotte Free Content From Lobsters to Universities: The Making of the Knowledge Commons pp. 25-42(18) Author: Caffentzis, C. George Open Access Scientific Publishing and the Developing World pp. 43-69(27) Author: Contreras, Jorge
    Hi Raúl. Thanks for sharing these free resources. Which one do you like best? Which new insight did you gain?
    I think Elinor Ostrom's approach to commons pool resources (used by Hess, for example) is very useful not only for understand the case of natural resources as commons (the tragedy of the commons to which it was originally applied), but to matters more close to this course, as knowledge. The approach is useful because it complicates the original perspective on commons. Originally (Elinor Ostrom) her perspective considered only group boundaries clearly defined (very small groups, peasants or indigenous); rules governing the use of collective goods well matched to local needs and conditions; cases where most individuals affected by these rules can participate in modifying the rules; the right of community members to devise their own rules is respected by external authorities; monitoring mechanisms by community & graduated sanctions. With the new commons (surprisingly, not only knowledge but roads, budgets, radio spectrum; medical commons, atmospheric commons and even silence as commons), new questions rises on the evolution or building new types of commons with no pre-existing rules and norms; increasingly complex; with size, communities, incentives often unknown; extremely dynamic; reactions to threats of enclosure; heterogeneous community; new forms of collaboration and collective action; and global in many cases. I think is a perspective that can help a lot in the case of knowledge and new forms of learning.

Dismantling the Divide between Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge - 0 views

    The definition of knowledge amalgamates aspects of both indigenous and scientific knowledge.

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future - 2 views

    Introduction Sophisticated knowledge of the natural world is not confined to science. Human societies all across the globe have developed rich sets of experiences and explanations relating to the environments they live in. These 'other knowledge systems' are today often referred to as traditional ecological knowledge or indigenous or local knowledge.

What is Indigenous Knowledge - Definition - Bibliography - Links - 0 views

    This is a brief description of what indigenous knowledge is, and its importance to local cultures in Africa due to it being a system's foundation. The link also touches on the risks of losing this kind of knowledge with the increase of technology. Examples are of how people can be adversely affected by technology.

Indigenous knowledge - 3 views

This is a really comprehensive source. Thanks!

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Open Access to Indigenous Knowledge? - 2 views

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started by arantzaprez on 11 Dec 14 no follow-up yet

¿Qué es el conocimiento tradicional y indígena? | Organización de las Nacione... - 0 views

    Este conocimiento forma parte integral de un sistema cultural que combina la lengua, los sistemas de clasificación, las prácticas de utilización de recursos, las interacciones sociales, los rituales y la espiritualidad.
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