Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

There are hopeful signs from a number of sources that the “get tough on crime” approach is working, with politicians promising the era of more prisons and longer sentences has had its day. Movements such as Justice Reinvestment – redirecting money earmarked for prisons to address disadvantage in communities prisoners come from – is one … Continue reading Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)

The aboriginal culture of Australia, includes a large number of tribes inhabiting the oceanic continent before the arrival of the white man. But all that rich culture is doomed to survive in stocks in which its people are destined to extinction. In this episode one of the elders that preserve aboriginal culture will show the … Continue reading The Men of Fifth World, The Aboriginal culture of Australia (Documentary)

The New Zealand Way of Death, exploring the way New Zealanders approach death.

A brand new documentary exploring the way New Zealanders approach death and the tangi process of grieving and burying a loved one. tangihanga Māori, says Moana, believe the more wailing and carrying-on at a tangi, the better. It’s healthy. It honours the dead. It helps explain death, too. And here she helps explain tangihanga, “the … Continue reading The New Zealand Way of Death, exploring the way New Zealanders approach death.

Indigenous Knowledge and the African Way Forward: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract Indigenous knowledge exists and particularly in Africa and is being challenged as science and this negatively influences the harnessing of it globally. The study focused on the history of knowledge as science and the evolutionary analysis of science as a body of knowledge, within a Grounded Theory approach. The findings revealed that indigenous knowledge … Continue reading Indigenous Knowledge and the African Way Forward: Challenges and Opportunities