Saturday, 31 March 2012

Indigenous Knowledge - Definition



Indigenous Knowledge can be defined as local knowledge. This type of knowledge is unique to a given culture or society. (Read more after Break)

Indigenous Knowledge is not stagnant, it is constantly evolving and remains dynamic, through the influence from internal creativity, experimentation - through trial and error and through contact with the outside world and external processes. Indigenous Knowledge, is used to operate on a local level in the areas of agriculture, food preparation, education, health care, traditions, rituals, natural resource management and even natural contraception. Also used to aid decision making to help run the society and facilitate cooperation and communication. What is not often known, is that in many indigenous communities are the female members of the society are the ones whom retain most of the Indigenous Knowledge.

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