This book discusses the vital importance of including indigenous knowledges in the sustainable development agenda. In the wake of colonialism and imperialism, dialogue between indigenous knowledges and Western epistemology has broken down time and again. However, in recent decades the broader indigenous struggle for rights and recognition has led to a better understanding of indigenous knowledges, and in 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined the importance of indigenous engagement in contributing to the implementation of the agenda.
Drawing on experiences and field work from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, Indigenous Knowledges and the Sustainable Development Agenda brings together authors who explore social, educational, institutional and ecological sustainability in relation to indigenous knowledges. In doing so, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the concept of "sustainability", at both national and international levels, from a range of diverse perspectives
As the decolonizing debate gathers pace within mainstream academic discourse, this book offers an important contribution to scholars across development studies, environmental studies, education, and political ecology.
Anders Breidlid and Roy Krøvel
Neema Pathak Broome, Shrishtee Bajpai and Mukesh Shende
Ginés A Sánchez Arias
Torsten Krause, Maria Paula Quiceno Mesa and Uldarico Matapí Yucuna
Camilla Risvoll and Randi Kaarhus
There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous Peoples in over 70 countries worldwide, often facing common issues stemming from colonialism and its ongoing effects. Routledge Studies in Indigenous Peoples and Policy brings together books which explore these concerns, including poverty; health inequalities; loss of land, language and culture; environmental degradation and climate change; intergenerational trauma; and the struggle to have their rights, cultures, and communities protected.
Indigenous Peoples across the world are asserting their right to fully participate in policy making that affects their people, their communities, and the natural world, and to have control over their own communities and lands. This book series explores policy issues, reports on policy research, and champions the best examples of methodological approaches. It will explore policy issues from the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples in order to develop evidence-based policy, and create policy-making processes that represent Indigenous Peoples and support positive social change.
Edited by Jerry White and Susan Wingert (The University of Western Ontario), this series considers proposals from across indigenous policy subjects. To find out more about how to submit a book proposal, please contact the series editors or Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).