Indigenous Knowledge

The film excerpts under this theme consider the role of women, ways of thinking about hunting and fishing, forestry management, the technique of building an igloo, the importance of spirituality, and the preservation and transmission of ancestral values.

Excerpts


Bella Bella

Bella Bella 1


Circle of the Sun

Circle of the Sun 1


Eskimo Arts and Crafts

Eskimo Arts and Crafts 1


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 6


Tales of Sand and Snow

Tales of Sand and Snow 1


Books and documents

Atleo, Eugene Richard. Tsawalk: A Nuu-Chah-Nulth Worldview. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004.

Augustine, Stephen. Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge and Science Versus Occidental Science. Biodiversity Convention Office of Environment Canada, October 1997. 10 p. [available online Oct. 10th, 2006]

Battiste, M. Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge. Saskatoon, SK: Purich, 2000.

Brascoupé, Simon and Howard Mann. A Community Guide to Protecting Indigenous Knowledge. Ottawa: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2001. 64 p. [available online Oct. 10th, 2006]

Indigenous Knowledges in Global Contexts: Multiple Readings of our World. Toronto: OISE/UT book published in association with University of Toronto Press, 2000.

Kooy, Racelle and Yvonne Vizina. Indigenous Knowledge. “In Focus.” Gatineau, QC: Canadian Cultural Observatory, February 2006. 25 p. [available online Oct. 10th, 2006]

O'Meara, Sylvia and Douglas A. West, eds. From our Eyes: Learning from Indigenous Peoples. Toronto: Garamond Press, 1996.

Rice, Brian. Seeing the World with Aboriginal Eyes: A Four Directional Perspective on Human and Non-Human Values, Cultures and Relationships on Turtle Island. Winnipeg: Aboriginal Issues Press, 2005.

Ross, Rupert. Dancing with a Ghost: Exploring Aboriginal Reality. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2006.

Sioui, Georges E. Huron-Wendat: The Heritage of the Circle. Trans. by Jane Brierley. Rev. ed. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1999.

Walker, Niki. Native North American Wisdom and Gifts. St. Catharines, ON.: Crabtree Pub. Co., 2005.


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