Project Description

This Centre has set up the objective to establish an archive of Indigenous Heritage based on documentation of material and intangible memories, values, experiences and traditions of indigenous communities. It also has a plan to map indigenous heritage in relation to its location, ecology and cosmology so as to put together an indigenous heritage trail across the state of Odisha. It may, over time, generate local employment and reverse endemic migration.

This Centre will prepare a district-wide or state-wide list of individuals with specialist knowledge about local indigenous heritage institutions and practices. This will lead to a resource pool of indigenous knowledge practitioners.

  1. The Centre will make extensive documentation of indigenous implements or artefacts, along with their respective roles within the overall life-world of the indigenous communities.
  2. It will launch a programme of systematic study of the cultures, especially of the endangered communities.