Stories – Traditional Knowledge

Traditional knowledge refers to the knowledge, skills and practices that originally existed in a particular place and continues to shape the local context for Indigenous people. Because of colonization, many Indigenous people were separated from their traditional knowledge systems, so stories in this category focus on programs designed to revitalize traditional knowledge systems including language, history, relationship to land, crafting, arts, storytelling, music, ceremony, spirituality and cultural traditions. Stories in this category focus on the importance of intergenerational learning, and Elders are a key component to passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Stories in this category also convey the importance of valuing Indigenous knowledge in order to solve contemporary issues as Indigenous knowledge systems can provide insight into a more interconnected understanding of the environment.