Approaching Sustainable Planning From An Indigenous Platform
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J. F. Buhangin
This paper explores the inter-relationships of ancestral domain, governance, and indigenous knowledge in the formation of a planning framework based on sociospatial equity and ecological sustainability. An analysis is done of the nexus of ancestral domain-governance, governance-indigenous knowledge and, ancestral domain-indigenous knowledge, their implications for planning and how a careful evaluation of these nodes in relation with each other could determine sociospatial parameters for a planning framework with long-term objectives of political sustainability, socio-cultural sustainability, and environmental or spatial sustainability. The cosmological context or spirituality forms an imminent fourth node being intrinsically connected to the three other nodes. The paper closes with an attempt to depict the relationship in the form of an analysis tetrahedron – not to take anything from social science but to accentuate the relationships. Keywords: culture, indigenous planning, ancestral domain, governance, indigenous knowledge, relational approach, sustainability.
culture, indigenous planning, ancestral domain, governance, indigenous knowledge, relational approach, sustainability