Shows on the
web | October 2011
and local knowledge: Visual materials from a seminar
at the Foundation for Siberian Cultures, October
In many parts of Siberia, the effective transmission
within the family of indigenous traditional knowledge
and of the peoples' own languages was prevented or
made more difficult under Soviet and Russian education
policies. Today, indigenous communities are concerned
about this loss of their cultural heritage. In
collaboration with foreign partners, they are
developing new pedagogical concepts and modern
learning tools that focus on and incorporate their own
traditional ways of learning.
The clips that are shown here are earlier versions of
later films for the DVD Sustaining
They illustrate the
problems of conventional learning methods, but also
point the way towards fruitful future efforts.
for nomads: The Evenk in south-eastern
Siberia are trying to preserve their
language and way of life.
Tundra Yukagir language at school:
of local knowledge and indigenous languages