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Indigenous/Tribal Knowledges – Definition and Relevance in the Modern Era

WithSoul Shava

Background Indigenous knowledges are generated from interactions at the nexus between indigenous peoples and their lived environment over time. They are the cumulative body of diverse intergenerational and transgenerational knowledges that have sustained indigenous communities, enabling them to adapt to and thrive within their ever-changing environment.

Relevance Indigenous knowledges are transdisciplinary, cutting across all sectors of society. Policy makers should therefore pay attention to the possible role that 2indigenous knowledges can play within their different sectors, including their contribution to the identity and representation of indigenous peoples and their application (potential roles) in education, science, and technology.