News Article: “Our survival depends on indigenous knowledge”

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In an August 20th opinion piece in Indian Country Today, Alvin Manitobpyes, a citizen of the Muskowekwan First Nation, reflects on the first International Roundtable Supporting Ancient Indigenous Knowledge that was held in May in Manitoba, Canada. He shares his thoughts on the sacred process of transmitting traditional knowledge through protocols of learning and sharing. He expresses his understanding of his people and other indigenous nations as having “original” knowledge about how to uphold and live according to natural laws and explores various forms of symbolism that root human actions and values within nature. He closes by stating, “Traditional knowledge is the very strength of our identity as indigenous peoples.” The full article can be read here.

26 August 2010

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