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Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Knowledge

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Name: 2011-Indigenous_and_Traditional_Knowledge.doc
Title: Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Knowledge
Author: Rudolph C. Rÿser
Publisher: Center for World Indigenous Studies
Language: English
Publish Year: 2011
Publish Location: US
File uploaded by: CWIS Editor

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Indigenous knowledge takes many forms reflecting the culture and geographic location as well as historic influences introduced from outside forces. Western scholars view indigenous knowledge through intellectual lenses with frequently superficial interpretations of the actual content and meaning. Indigenous peoples and Western schoeslars have begun to practice collaborative sharing and knowledge negotiations. Participants learn from each other sharing knowledge that can be applied to human sustainability challeng.