the challenge


"Accepting that our current worldview, including science and technology, is profoundly limited in bringing about the most fundamental and necessary changes toward sustainability, we can make use of those tried practices which have sustained individuals, cultures, and the cosmos for millennia.

The task, in essence, is to create a space and a platform to explore and authenticate types of knowledge and ways of knowing in need of resurrection, validation, and transformation for a post-modern resacrilized, spiritualized, sustainable world" (Beringer, 2006, p. 40).


As is often expressed most explicitly in Indigenous Knowledge systems, there is a need to support "the vibrant relationships between the people, their ecosystems, and the other living beings and spirits that share their lands" (Battiste, 2008, p. 20).