Įłàà katı̀ Traditional Knowledge Conference

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 20 September 2014 to 21 September 2014

Where: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

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From September 20 to 21, 2014 in Yellowknife, the Tłıcho Government, in partnership with the Canadian Polar Commission and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, are hosting this multi-event symposium on traditional knowledge. The meaning and uses of traditional Aboriginal knowledge will be explored, through presentations from a wide variety of perspectives.

Indigenous scholars have suggested that traditional knowledge unifies theory and practice and that it cannot be separated from a way of being and a way of doing. TK as a way of knowing is a method of reasoning that is most appropriate for complexity, as it seeks to make sense of diverse variables. It also purposely integrates subjective ways of knowing such as spirit, values and compassion. This range of descriptions has led some observers to conclude that it is not a proper field of study at all. Others argue that the prefix “traditional” is completely misguided, as this suggests something that is static, rigid, fixed and unchanging when in fact it is fluid and generative, integrating the weave of pattern and variation into new ways of knowing.

See full event details including exhibitor information, speaker bios, event schedule and more on the conference website.