This topic is for discussion of the second keynote: Connecting the world through local indigenous knowledge. To go back to this session in Sched, click here.
thx for setting this up. a few links from the chat
At AfricArXiv, we have postulated IK into our ten African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication: “4) It is important to take into consideration in the discussions indigenous and traditional knowledge in its various forms.” - see African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication – AfricArXiv
A question would be: How can IK be integrated with established/modern scholarly systems? Can we make #beFAIRandCARE aka the CARE principles CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance — Global Indigenous Data Alliance a standard in information and data sharing?
are there any metadata definitions around indigenous knowledge?
The focus on “practice” as the conduit for how IK is shared and passed on, how can our preservation of it be used to encourage these practices to continue?
Principle 1 applies to IK and African content in general “1) Academic Research and knowledge from and about Africa should be freely available to all who wish to access, use or reuse it while at the same time being protected from misuse and misappropriation.” - African Principles for Open Access in Scholarly Communication – AfricArXiv
TK Labels may help inform metadata: TK Labels – Local Contexts
Classification and indexing/tagging for search and retrieval of IK is a huge challenge. Must make sense to searchers coming from many different cultural and intellectual traditions. Well known example of LCSH and Native American topics/areas of study; much work done, and much more to do.
curating scholarly content on IK at ScienceOpen - see Indigenous Knowledge – ScienceOpen with currently 723 articles mentioning the term IK
Have you heard of Maori principles for data sovereignty? They did a great job to adapt IK to western legal systems. https://cdn.auckland.ac.nz/assets/psych/about/our-research/documents/TMR%2BMāori%2BData%2BSovereignty%2BPrinciples%2BOct%2B2018.pdf
From my website at Indigenous Knowledge >> Disciplines where IPs contribute
- language diversity
- language evolution
- preservation of traditional knowledge with indigenous languages
Social Sciences & Humanities
- Cultural studies
- Mental health approaches
- Indigenous philosophy and worldwide
- sharing culture in societies
- Human rights and legal aspects: self-determination, autonomy, collective rights versus
Intellectual Property versus individual ownership
- Peace & conflict: about territory, land rights, peace agreement treaties
- Local and systemic ecological understanding
- Correlation between indigenous self-determined territories and biodiversity hotspots
- How indigenous knowledge informs ecosystems restoration
- Natural resource management by and with IPs and communities
- sustainable economy
- Ocean management (One Ocean)
- Green Economy
- Sustainable farming practices
A few of the questions that we didn’t have time to get to from the Chat during the session:
Can we make #beFAIRandCARE aka the CARE principles CARE Principles of Indigenous Data Governance — Global Indigenous Data Alliance a standard in information and data sharing?
The focus on “practice” as the conduit for how IK is shared and passed on seems to be an important factor in the preservation, how can our efforts to “store” the knowledge be used to encourage these practices to continue?
Is it suggested that IK be accepted as-is, or is IK to be considered through accepted scientific processes for establishing cause and effect, such as providing evidence, or the use of randomised controlled trials, for example?
How do we deal with types of IK such as superstitions? For example, the belief that menstruating women should not be allowed to touch cooking utensils or must be kept in a secluded space. What about prejudices arising from IK, such as the persecution of people with albinism, or tensions between different cultural groups?
If we don’t apply scientific processes to IK, what other epistemological methods do we use in the context of IK?