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Unfamiliar territory

Defining and exploring


AOK “Indigenous Knowledge Systems”
Our academic experiences provide
some familiarity with most of the
AOKs TOK proposes.

Two, however, are distinctive in that


the area is named as systems.

Which are these and what may this


signify or suggest?

Discuss and be ready to propose an


explanation.
During the recent mock presentations
some misconceptions and incorrect
assumptions regarding AOK
Indigenous Knowledge Systems were
noted.

This week you will research and


establish what the definition of
‘indigenous’ encompasses.

Further, you will explore different


examples of specific indigenous
knowledge, with the intention of being
able to propose the ways in which
those which you discover are similar
and different to the ‘knowledge
system’ you are familiar with.
What does the term ‘indigenous’
mean?
http://www.fao.org/indigenous-peoples/faq/en/
How are indigenous groups identified
or defined?
https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/
about-us.html
In what ways are the concepts related
to ‘identifying as indigenous’
and ‘culture’ similar and different?

List some of the other terms used to


name indigenous peoples.
https://vimeo.com/119307371
Use google map or a similar to
capture images of a range of
geographic locations associated with
at least two specific indigenous
groups. Create a brief profile of the
group, including references.
https://www.arcticcentre.org/EN/communications/a
rcticregion/Arctic-Indigenous-Peoples/Definitions Begin your research by exploring
some of the sources included here.
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/curriculum/articles/barnhard
tkawagley/indigenous_knowledge.html
What is the scope of ‘indigenous
https://youtu.be/IrxSa223nXE
knowledge’?

https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/7-first-nation-facts-you-should-know What are the features or qualities of


these bodies or systems of
https://youtu.be/oZGu7z2-XEU knowledge? Identify specific
examples to support each you
discover.
https://blogs.osc-ib.com/2014/09/ib-teacher-
blogs/dp_tokglobal/indigenous-knowledge-definition-implications-
and-controversy/ Identify specific examples of
https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/living/indigenous-knowledge interaction and correlation between
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2545-matauranga-maori-and-science systems of knowledge which are
http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/culture.shtml
indigenous and non-indigenous.
Yolŋu Science
http://livingknowledge.anu.edu.au/learningsites/seacountry/06_map.htm Continue your research by exploring
http://theconversation.com/how-indigenous-knowledge-advances-modern-science-and- some of the sources included here.
technology-89351
You are encouraged to explore
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Songline beyond the resources suggested
here.
https://youtu.be/zp_vYfEiuGU
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/curriculum/articles/barnhardtkawagley/indigenous_knowledge.html
https://youtu.be/33O08xrQpR8 http://ella.practicalaction.org/knowledge-brief/how-traditional-knowledge-and-technologies-are-contributing-to-climate-
change-adaptation-in-latin-america-s-mountains/
https://youtu.be/fUq1UpP9HHk
What are some of the challenges
and controversies which are
associated with specific
indigenous knowledge systems?

https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspe Provide a brief summary ( 50 - 100


oples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous- words) and identify specific sources
peoples/training-materials.html to support the examples you find.

What are some of the actions


(events, programs) and institutions or
https://blogs.osc-ib.com/2014/09/ib-teacher-
blogs/dp_tokglobal/indigenous-knowledge-definition-implications- structures which exist and prioritise
and-controversy/ the preservation and development
indigenous knowledge?

Create an alphabetical index for


these.
What are the ways in which the
https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/indigenous-peoples- indigenous knowledge systems
worldviews-vs-western-worldviews you have discovered similar and
different to the ‘knowledge system’
you are familiar with ?

Create a venn diagram, table or other


visual means of showing this and
include a list of sources to support the
specific examples you include.

Aim to include TOK concepts,


including but not limited to WOKs in
developing your responses to the
focus questions for these lessons.
https://ibpublishing.ibo.org/exist/rest/app/tsm.xql?do
c=d_0_tok_gui_1304_1_e&part=2&chapter=4 Make note of any particular potential
knowledge questions you may be
able to develop at a later time.