Summer 2011: The Riddu Riđđu Festival

The Sesam seminar – Indigenous knowledge, a part of academic knowledge?

The Sesam seminar – Indigenous knowledge, a part of academic knowledge?

The Sesam seminar – Indigenous knowledge, a part of academic knowledge?

The seminar is part of the fifth and last meeting in the collaborative project between Centre for Sami Studies and Native American Studies, Missoula, Montana. Focus will be on indigenous peoples and transferring indigenous knowledge into academia seen in the light of more disciplines within social sciences.

With a point of departure in examples from Montana and Sápmi, researchers will discuss to what extent indigenous knowledge today is included into academia and how this have changed over the last decades. In matters of traditional knowledge on health and education, in particular, focus will be on indicators of well-being on the individual and collective levels. What role do research communities play in producing knowledge that supports sustainability of Indigenous life and environmental integrity? Another topic would be preserving the communal values and traditional knowledge of the “village”, compared and contrasted to the influences and innovations of a broader community, a “global village.”

Time: Friday 22nd of July 10:30 am
Place: Seminar Lavvu
Language: English

Read more about the Riddu Riddu festival here