Indigenous Knowledge

Suggested resources:

Suggested sites:

  • CIKOD-TV provides a space for traditional Ghanaian authorities to introduce themselves and the work they do to develop their communities.
  • CIKS (Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems) specialises in traditional agriculture.
  • Community Protocols are developed by indigenous peoples, mobile, and local communities and serve as a means by which people and communities can engage with others according to their values, and on the basis of rights and responsibilities.
  • COMPAS (Comparing and Supporting Endogenous Development) is a network implementing field programmes to develop, test and improve endogenous development methodologies.
  • Cultural Survival is an organization that believes that indigenous people should have the right to be indigenous people on their own lands and their own terms.
  • Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to development local sustainable development solutions for all.
  • Gaia Foundation is committed to ecological governance through restoring cultural and biological diversity.
  • Global Development Network (GDN), global research capacity building program.
  • Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) promotes knowledge and innovation in the use of ICT for development.
  • Global Oneness Project gathers stories from people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear responsibility for each other and our world. A library of films is available from the website.
  • Indigenous Environmental Network addresses environmental and economic justice issues. Activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to protect sacred sites, the environment, our health, and to build economically sustainable communities.
  • Insight's Participatory video methods value local knowledge, connect communities and decision-makers, and enable people to develop control over their own development and decisions affecting their lives.
  • Intercontinental Cry Magazine, news and film on the world's indigenous peoples.
  • Survival is an organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide. It works for tribal peoples' rights in three ways: education, advocacy and campaigns.
  • Traditional Knowledge resources contains a wealth of materials from KIVU Nature.
  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body that discusses indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health and human rights.
  • La Via Campesina is a movement which brings together peasants, farmers, landless people, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity and opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies.