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Indigenous knowledges driving technological innovationAuthor(s): Lilian Alessa; Carlos Andrade; Phil Cash Cash; Christian P. Giardina; Matt Hamabata; Craig Hammer; Kai Henifin; Lee Joachim; Jay T. Johnson; Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani; Deanna Kingston; Andrew Kliskey; Renee Pualani Louis; Amanda Lynch; Daryn McKenny; Chels Marshall; Mere Roberts; Taupouri Tangaro; Jyl Wheaton-Abraham; Everett Wingert
Source: AAPI Nexus. 9(1&2): 241-248
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionThis policy brief explores the use and expands the conversation on the ability of geospatial technologies to represent Indigenous cultural knowledge. Indigenous peoples' use of geospatial technologies has already proven to be a critical step for protecting tribal self-determination. However, the ontological frameworks and techniques of Western geospatial technologies differ from those of Indigenous cultures, which inevitably lead to mistranslation and misrepresentation when applied to cultural knowledge. The authors advocate the creation of new technologies that are more conducive to Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies in an effort to break down the barriers to the expression and preservation of cultural heritage and cultural survival.
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CitationHi'iaka Working Group (Alessa, Lilian; Andrade, Carlos; Cash Cash, Phil; Giardina, Christian P.; Hamabata, Matt; Hammer, Craig; Henifin, Kai; Joachim, Lee; Johnson, Jay T.; Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, Kekuhi; Kingston, Deanna; Kliskey, Andrew; Louis, Renee Pualani; Lynch, Amanda; McKenny, Daryn; Marshall, Chels; Roberts, Mere; Tangaro, Taupouri; Wheaton-Abraham, Jyl; Wingert, Everett). 2011. Indigenous knowledges driving technological innovation. AAPI Nexus. 9(1&2): 241-248.
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