Essay about Indigenous Knowing And Western Knowledge
The indigenous way of knowing is based on nature, the soul and a connection to the land. It is living knowledge. “It provides the fundamental essence of who we are, how we practice our Lore, how we interact with each other, and how we meet our familial and collective obligations and responsibilities.” (Aborginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, 2009) The way that the aboriginals see knowledge is as an all-encompassing experience of the world. It is developed through community, thorough shared experiences.
Westerns view knowledge as knowledge that the world is based on and ruled by law. “Relies on certain laws that have been established through the application of the scientific method to phenomena in the world around us.” (Livingknowledge.anu.edu.au, 2015) Western knowledge is formed around the triangle theory, where you need to have wealth, power, and status to be worthy of education and be able to find knowledge.
It is important to have a sound understanding of both Indigenous knowings and western knowledge…