Indigenous Knowledge Commons

Indigenous Knowledge Commons is an ongoing project which provides resources for a better understanding and application of indigenous forms of knowing. It includes the section of showcases in which indigenous art and outreach courses are introduced for application to classrooms. Furthermore, its Tools and Resources Section shows examples of how technology can be integrated into indigenous knowledge, by using such tools as Google Maps.

I am not sure if those examples are fully successful in preserving Indigenous Knowledge through new technology, but at least they provide a way of thinking about co-existence of indigenous knowledge and Western technology.

The web-site appears to be under construction and it is not officially launched. However, the resources on this web-site seem worth reading, especially because they touch on our Week 7 reading/discussion about indigenous knowledge.

Ky (Module 3: #1)

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