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Transcript of Indigenous Methodologies
Nov. 15, 2012 Indigenous Methodologies 1. To understand the philosophical underpinning of knowledge
2. To be able to compare axioms/postulates for both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing
3. To gain a basic understanding of the Indigenous paradigm
Learning Objectives What is Indigenous Knowledge? Traditional Knowledge - from generation to generation
Empirical Knowledge - gained from observation
Revealed Knowledge - acquired spiritual origins and recognized as a gift Development of IK concepts Western Ways of Knowing Indigenous Ways of Knowing They are both based on empirical approaches
Indigenous Knowledge is highly subjective and personalized based on generational transmission of knowledge
Western science is highly objective and is suspicious of tradition Points of Convergence & Divergence
Deborah McGregor, “Coming Full Circle: Indigenous Knowledge, Environment, and Our Future,” in American Indian Quarterly, Summer & Fall 2004, Vol. 28, nos 3 & 4: 388 Data
Power over nature