ERIC Number: ED442595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge. Adopted by Assembly of Alaska Native Educators (Anchorage, Alaska, February 1, 2000).
Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
Guidelines are presented that address issues in the documentation, representation, and utilization of Alaska Natives' traditional cultural knowledge. This guidance is intended to encourage the incorporation of indigenous knowledge and teaching practices in schools by minimizing the potential for misuse and misunderstanding. The guidelines provide assistance to school personnel seeking to apply the Alaska standards for culturally responsive schools in their work. Native educators throughout the state contributed to the development of these guidelines through a series of workshops and meetings associated with the Alaska Rural Systemic Initiative. Throughout this document, Elders are accorded a central role as the primary source of cultural knowledge. Guidelines are listed to increase the cultural responsiveness of Native Elders, authors and illustrators, curriculum developers and administrators, teachers, editors and publishers, document reviewers, researchers, Native language experts, Native community organizations, and the general public. Ten general recommendations are also offered to public agencies, institutions, and communities to support the effective implementation of the guidelines. (SV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, Cultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Place Based Education, State Standards
Full text at Alaska Native Knowledge Network Web site: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/standards/CulturalDoc.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska