August 21, 2017 1:00- 2:30PM  - Register here!

Please join the Tribal Team for the California Landscape Conservation Cooperative for a roundtable webinar discussion or at one of our sattelite meetings (see below for details). The focus of the discussion will be on Traditional Knowledge/Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) issues and strategies for developing effective partnerships.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (or TEK) refers to the evolving knowledge acquired by indigenous peoples over hundreds and thousands of years through generations of stewardship of the environment. The value of incorporating TEK into management strategies has become increasingly recognized particularly in adapting to climate change. The CA LCC Tribal Team works to create opportunities for partnership between and among Tribes and other land managers and contribute to a holistic view of land management that includes tribal cultural heritage and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).  

We are inviting Tribal members, and individuals with experience in TEK partnerships and projects to share insights and lessons learned from diverse perspectives to serve as discussion leaders. We are also encouraging Tribal members, resource managers, representatives from local government, and state and federal agencies to join the conversation. 

SATTELITE MEETINGS 

Meet the community of practice in your area! Members of the CA LCC Tribal Team will host folks interested in participating in this webinar in the following locations:

  • Redwood NP - TBD
  • Ventura, CA - TBD

***Please email the contact person if you are planning on attending a sattelite meeting!  

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

The Tribal Team will facilitate a discussion around these questions: 

  1. What are the best ways to initiate a discussion on TEK?

  2. What are things to consider when working with Tribes to incorporate TEK in resource management discussions?

  3. How can agencies and Tribes protect TEK confidentiality while also incorporating this knowledge into management activities?

  4. We know that partnering with Tribes is an essential component of incorporating TEK into management practices.  What processes have worked for doing this? What obstacles have you encountered?

If you are unfamiliar with TEK issues and partnerships, please feel free to consult the resources on the Tribal Team webpage  or email Kat Powelson (katherine_powelson@fws.gov) for more information.

 

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Event date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:00pm