Lynn Gehl presents On Indigenous Knowledge
- Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Frost Centre is pleased to present Lynn Gehl, PhD & Anishinaabe-kwe & Frost Centre alumnus for a limited attendance presentation. Below is a summary of the talk, and the link for registering through Eventbrite. Please note that you must register to obtain access to the Zoom details.
October 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:30 p.m.
Summary of Talk
Indigenous knowledge (IK) is resurging, and it is seen by many people as a panacea to much of what industrialization and capitalism have imposed on who humans are, the land we live on, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. All peoples and all cultures have their own ancestral IK. While this is the situation, many people struggle with understanding the essentials of IK asking such questions as, what is IK, where is IK located, and how can they access IK beyond appropriating it from the Indigenous people of Turtle Island?
In this talk, I draw on ancient Anishinaabe scroll knowledge and my own models discussing the intelligence of the heart, traditional symbolic literacy traditions, as well as Indigenous ways of knowing and sharing knowledge. Drawing on my experience, learning, and past and ongoing work I will cover such things as where IK is located, how we establish a relationship with IK, and how IK is disseminated. This moderated talk will require deep thinking on the part of listeners because it requires conceptual thought processing, and also because this method honours the listeners’ own relationship in coming to value IK. This talk will be approximately 45 minutes in length followed by a question and answer period.
Biography: See www.lynngehl.com
Posted on October 5, 2020