Ways of Knowing
Indigenous ways of knowing and seeing the world are inclusive of spirit, ancestral memory, respect, interconnectedness, storytelling, feelings, experiences and guidance. It reminds us that we do not need to know or understand everything and that it is perfectly acceptable and appropriate to be aware of things that we cannot explain.
The eight different intelligences identified by Gardner can also be termed different Ways of Knowing. The Ways of Knowing have a strong resonance with First Nations cultural traditions as well as with contemporary occupations and activities.