Indigenous Knowledge: Foundations for First Nations

  • Marie Battiste, Dr.


This essay seeks to clarify the theoretical frameworks that have been developed to understand Indigenous knowledge, to provide some insight into the reasons for the tensions between Indigenous and Eurocentric ways of knowing, and to point out the challenges these conflicts bring to educational systems. It is part of a study that responds to the Government of Canada's working partnership with First Nations to improve the quality of Aboriginal life and education in Canada through research conducted with the Education Renewal Initiative.


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Battiste, M. (2005). Indigenous Knowledge: Foundations for First Nations. WINHEC: International Journal of Indigenous Education Scholarship, (1), 1-17. Retrieved from