Open access journal on indigenous knowledge reviews Ojibwe course, communication

February 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) and the Penn State University Libraries have published the second issue of the peer-reviewed publication, IK: Other Ways of Knowing. This edition includes three peer-reviewed articles dealing with a variety of issues related to traditional ecological knowledge, intellectual property rights, and agrobiodiversity. 

Also included in the current edition are three reports from previous winners of M.G. Whiting Student Indigenous Knowledge Research Awards. Another board-reviewed piece talks about how a unique course focused on the Ojibwe of Northern Minnesota has evolved over 11 years, providing an opportunity for  more than 200 Penn State graduate and undergraduate students to learn Ojibwe ways of knowing that have profoundly changed the students’ lives.

Introduced in the second issue of IK: Other Ways of Knowing is a new section of board-reviewed articles. This section includes articles that are less theoretical in nature, but provide a glimpse of new research areas, programs and initiatives related to indigenous knowledge.

Special to this issue is a multimedia-enhanced section called "Other ways of Communicating." Its six articles highlight creative and contemporary artistry linked to indigenous peoples and their cultures.

To register to receive an announcement when new issues of the journal are available, visit For more information about the journal, contact co-editors Helen Sheehy or Amy Paster. For more information about Penn State indigenous knowledge events, resources and initiatives, visit the ICIK website.

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