Indigenous Knowledges are Traditional Knowledges or knowledge that comes from a community. Indigenous methodologies are increasingly being used in research.
Indigenous Knowledges (IK):
It is important to note that while there is no accepted definition of Traditional Knowledge at an international level it can be said that;
TK in a general sense embraces the content of knowledge itself as well as Traditional Cultural Expressions, including distinctive signs and symbols associated with TK.
TK in a narrower sense refers to knowledge as such, in particular the knowledge from intellectual activity in a traditional context, and includes know-how, practice, skills, and innovations (WIPO, 2020 https://www.wipo.int/tk/en/tk/).
Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Indigenous Ways of Knowing have at least 5 characteristics
Issues in using Indigenous Knowledge resources include:
Many assignments require the use of primary sources, and Indigenous Knowledge resources can often be used. These might be: