Indigenous Knowledge, Beliefs, and Cultural Practices for Children and Families in Nigeria

Indigenous Knowledge, Beliefs, and Cultural Practices for Children and Families in Nigeria

Author by Dr. Augusta Olaore

Journal/Publisher: Journal Of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity In Social Work

Volume/Edition: 26

Language: English

Pages: 254 - 270

Abstract

This study examined the indigenous cultural practices that impact
thewell-being of children and families at five sites inNigeria. Fifteen
community leaders participated in semi-structured interviews, and
78 communitymembers participated in focus group discussions in
their communities. Responses were analyzed using a grounded
theory and thematic analysis approach. Three cultural practices
are discussed: the naming ceremony of the child, the use of Oríkì,
and the care of children and family by relatives. Overall, the cultural
practices largely reflected the indigenous knowledge and beliefs of
the local context. Implications for social work are discussed.


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