Changing Technology

Due to the introduction and adoption of new technology, Indigenous people today may live more modern lifestyles than in the past.

For example, in the past Indigenous people used wooden outrigger canoes and wooden spears for transport, fishing and hunting, whereas today they may prefer to use small motorized boats, fishing rods or spear guns.

This is still considered traditional use because it is the cultural practice of activities such as hunting and gathering of resources, the knowledge of where to find them and the preparation, social sharing and consumption of food resources that is important rather than the tools used.

Today, oral, visual and traditional histories provide the link to their pasts and are fundamental elements that keep Indigenous peoples' living cultures alive.