Indigenous Knowledge

Te Maia Wiki
Yurok, Ngāti Porou, Te Aupōuri Organizer

It’s important to recognize the term “Indigenous” is generalized in this movement. Everyone has a different relationship with the term, including my relatives outside of Turtle Island. My definition centers a California Native and Māori perspective.

Our knowledge encompasses the ways we relate ourselves to the world, and focuses on maintaining the physical and spiritual harmony between all things. In the context of climate change, Indigenous people are stewards of the land. We understand the people’s wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the land’s wellbeing.

Our knowledge is the key to understanding how human’s current relationship to the land is different to what our relationship needs to look like. In other words, Indigenous knowledge is our blueprint for decolonizing.
Glasgow © 2021, Pamela EA

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