The four UArctic speakers led an innovative discussion on how researchers, educators, and higher education institutions, particularly in the UArctic network, are moving beyond modes of either indigenous partnership or regulated relationships that take indigenous perspectives into account into acting wholly within indigenous knowledge paradigms. This transformative shift was outlined by Jim McDonald, informed by theoretical models being developed by indigenous scholars in Canada, New Zealand, an elsewhere. The other UArctic speakers, Liisa Holmberg, Deanna Nyce, and Jan Henry Keskitalo then deepened the discussion through examples of how indigenous knowledge paradigms are being implemented within their own institutional contexts.
The work developed by this UArctic group will form the basis of discussions within UArctic's Indigenous Issues Committee on how UArctic programs and members can be guided by indigenous perspectives in a comprehensive and considered way.
UArctic panel on Indigenous Knowledge Paragidms presents at IPY 2012 in Montreal
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
UArctic scholars and experts in the area of the role of indigenous knowledge systems in higher education and research today presented in a panel discussion at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal. Council Chair Jim McDonald and UArctic Vice-President Indigenous Affairs Jan Henry-Keskitalo were joined by Sami Education Institute rector Liisa Holmberg and Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a Institute's Deanna Nyce.