Indigenous Knowledge in Dangerous Times: Research Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization, and Public Engagement
Author(s): Sonya Atalay
What are the impacts of the contemporary political climate on community-based research with Indigenous communities? When archaeologists work in partnership with communities what added complexities do they face during a time when accusations of "fake news" are ever-present, conspiracy theories abound, and the science of climate change is questioned. Contrary to the way some have framed indigenous knowledge as being at odds with science, I'll discuss approaches in which community-based research follows a model of "braiding knowledge". Rather than thinking of archaeology as being at odds with indigenous knowledge or as being based on fundamentally competing systems of viewing and understanding the world, I'll discuss research partnerships with indigenous communities in which archaeological ways of knowing compliment indigenous knowledge systems. I will discuss use of graphic novels, animations, and virtual reality within my research and teaching, and will share ways of using these methods to 'mobilize knowledge', moving it into places where it's accessible by multiple public audiences.
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Indigenous Knowledge in Dangerous Times: Research Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization, and Public Engagement. Sonya Atalay. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445071)
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