Broadening our Sight: Learning and Honoring Indigenous Worldviews (session 217)

When:  Aug 9, 2020 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (FR)
This PDW seeks to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars who are interested in understanding and advancing research and methods that respect, acknowledge and honor Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, values, worldviews and knowledge. According to Hall and Patrinos, there are approximately 300 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide who represent distinct communities whose lives, livelihoods, identities, and cultures are inextricably linked to the land on which they live and the natural resources on which they depend (Hall & Patrinos, 2012). Dispossession from their land and restriction of access to natural resources as a result of colonization have brought not only economic impoverishment, but also a loss of identity which threatens Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and spiritual survival. European institutional frameworks, philosophy, historical assumptions, paradigms of scholarship, and ways of knowing have tended to dominate our research and may have blinded us – hence the need to broaden our sight – to Indigenous knowledge, teachings, science and worldviews that can advance scholarship and knowledge. This PDW seeks to explore how this can be done with the mentorship of leading Indigenous scholars.
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