Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Higher Education

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The beginning:
Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into Higher Education
Introduction
Many universities have spent a great deal of time, energy and money to develop programs based on indigenous knowledge. In some cases attempts to develop these programs have met with great success. In other cases these programs have failed. The key seems to be to develop a program that balances indigenous knowledge with Western educational teaching techniques.
The Threat to Indigenous Knowledge
Indigenous knowledge in North America is endangered. It was originally weakened by the effects of aggressive European imperialism. For example, in the “Introduction” to Columbus and other Cannibals Jack D. Forbes argues,
This is the disease, then, with which I hope
to deal-the...
The end:
.....sors.
The Proposal
The program that is to be developed will seek to create indigenous knowledge that can be applied in the modern world. This program will use indigenous knowledge and values as its foundation.
Works Cited
Deloria
, Vine Jr., “Interspecies Relations” Chapter 4 in The
World We Used to Live In, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden,
Colorado, 2006: 107-124.
Deloria
, Vine Jr., “Powers Conferred on the Medicine Men” in The
World We Used to Live In, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden,
Colorado, 2006: 43-82.
Deloria
, Vine Jr., “Prologue” in The World We Used to Live In,
Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado, 2006: xvii-xxii.
Forbes, Jack D., “Introduction” in Columbus and
othe
Cannibals,
Revised Edition, Seven Stories Press, Toronto, 2008: xv-
xxi.