Ethical guidelines for the documentation of árbediehtu, Sami traditional knowledge.
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Jonsson, Asa Nordin
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Documentation of the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples is becoming increasingly common; one reason for this is that such knowledge is becoming ever weaker and even in some cases disappearing. This is partly due to the increasing influence of Western ways of life on indigenous communities and the passing away of the older generation, taking with them a great deal of the knowledge. Indigenous peoples themselves are today often in the forefront in demanding that traditional knowledge be collected, preserved and passed on to the younger generations, and the indigenous peoples also want to be primarily responsible for such work (Burgess 1999). Traditional knowledge ranges from the limited traditions of specific families or areas to the more comprehensive traditions which the Sami people have in common, regardless of district affiliation. A Sami tradition can be very local in character and thus only apply to a small geographic area. Other Sami may not be familiar with the tradition.....
Title of BookWorking with Traditional Knowledge: Communities, Institutions, Information Systems, Law and Ethics. Writings from the Árbediehtu Pilot Project on Documentation and Protection of Sami Traditional Knowledge.
Editor(s) of BookPorsanger, Jelena
PublisherSámi allaskuvla / Sámi University College
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationJonsson, A.N. (2011) Ethical guidelines for the documentation of árbediehtu, Sami traditional knowledge. In: Working with Traditional Knowledge: Communities, Institutions, Information Systems, Law and Ethics. Writings from the Árbediehtu Pilot Project on Documentation and Protection of Sami Traditional Knowledge, (eds. Porsanger, J. and Guttorm, G.). Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University College, pp.97-125. (Dieđut 1/2011). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-997
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