Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom - Pathways to Human Flourishing

Barbara Asei Dantoni, "OLAM" (2023). Acrylic, velvet and textiles on black cotton canvas.


Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom - Pathways to Human Flourishing

A public workshop on community, water and environmental stewardship


Indigenous knowledge and wisdom encompass a rich tapestry of traditions, practices, and insights developed over generations by diverse communities around the world. Rooted in deep connections to the land, spirituality, and communal values, Indigenous wisdom offers unique pathways to human flourishing. These holistic perspectives emphasize harmony with nature, sustainability, and a profound understanding of interconnectedness. Indigenous knowledge systems often prioritize collective well-being over individual success, fostering a sense of community and shared responsibility. The wisdom embedded in these traditions encourages respect for cultural diversity, resilience in the face of adversity, and an intimate relationship with the environment.

By recognizing and integrating Indigenous knowledge into broader societal frameworks, there is an opportunity to forge a more inclusive and sustainable path toward human flourishing, one that draws inspiration from the timeless wisdom of Indigenous communities while embracing the complexities of our interconnected world.

The objective of this workshop on Indigenous knowledge and wisdom as pathways to human flourishing is to create a dynamic space for exploration, learning, and dialogue, aimed at fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diverse Indigenous cultures and their wealth of traditional knowledge. Participants will engage in discussions, collaborative activities, and experiential learning to grasp the interconnectedness of Indigenous wisdom with sustainable living, community resilience, and holistic well-being.

The workshop seeks to bridge cultural gaps, promoting respect for Indigenous perspectives and their unique contributions to human flourishing. By providing a platform for shared experiences and insights, the objective is to inspire participants to integrate elements of Indigenous knowledge into their own lives, professions, and communities. Ultimately, the workshop strives to contribute to a more inclusive, culturally sensitive, and environmentally sustainable approach to human flourishing that draws from the profound teachings embedded in Indigenous traditions.

Download the program and the list of participants here.


This workshop is open for external participants. Due to limited capacity, we can only guarantee a certain number of spots. If you would like to register for the event, please provide your name, affiliation, and the reason for your interest, to Victoria Sukhomlinova and she will confirm your attendance. Press inquiries can be made here.

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