Knowledge translation and indigenous knowledge

Smylie, J., Martin, C. M., Kaplan-Myrth, N., Steele, L., Tait, C., & Hogg, W. (2004). Knowledge translation and indigenous knowledge. International journal of circumpolar health63 Suppl 2, 139–143.

The authors evaluated the interface between knowledge translation theory and Indigenous knowledge. They found the theoretical and epistemological frameworks underlying Western scientific and Indigenous knowledge systems were shown to have fundamental differences. They argue that knowledge translation methods for health sciences research need to be specifically developed and evaluated within the context of Aboriginal communities.