Posted to the Ethnos Project by on July 30th, 2016

For millennia, indigenous peoples have transferred knowledge to younger generations and amongst each other in a number of ways. In this chapter, the authors draw on their collective experience to discuss the dialogue and approaches that have emerged when using information and communications technologies (ICT) to represent indigenous knowledge (IK) of the Arctic through the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). This includes the establishment of protocols and methods that use digital technologies to share and preserve documented forms of IK while attempting to maintain cultural significance, context, ownership, and control of the resources. We pay particular attention to indigenous cultural expression in the context of academic research projects involving researchers and institutions from outside of the community.

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