Indigenous Knowledge Systems/Alaska Native Ways of Knowing

TitleIndigenous Knowledge Systems/Alaska Native Ways of Knowing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBarnhardt, R., and Kawagley A. O.
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Start Page8
Pagination8 - 23
Date Published04/2005
AbstractThis article seeks to extend our understanding of the processes of learning that occur within and at the intersection of diverse world views and knowledge systems, drawing on experiences derived from across Fourth World contexts, with an emphasis on the Alaska context in particular. The article outlines the rationale behind a comprehensive program of educational initiatives that are closely articulated with the emergence of a new generation of indigenous scholars who are seeking to move the role of indigenous knowledge and learning from the margins to the center of the educational research arena and thus take on some of the most intractable and salient issues of our times.