Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management examines how traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is taught and practiced today among Native communities. Of special interest is the complex relationship between indigenous ecological practices and other ways of interacting with the environment, particularly regional and national programs of natural resource management.

Focusing primarily on the northwest coast of North America, scholars look at the challenges ...

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Overview


Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management examines how traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is taught and practiced today among Native communities. Of special interest is the complex relationship between indigenous ecological practices and other ways of interacting with the environment, particularly regional and national programs of natural resource management.

Focusing primarily on the northwest coast of North America, scholars look at the challenges and opportunities confronting the local practice of indigenous ecological knowledge in a range of communities, including the Tsimshian, the Nisga’a, the Tlingit, the Gitksan, the Kwagult, the Sto:lo, and the northern Dene in the Yukon. The experts consider how traditional knowledge is taught and learned and address the cultural importance of different subsistence practices using natural elements such as seaweed (Gitga’a), pine mushrooms (Tsimshian), and salmon (Tlingit). Several contributors discuss the extent to which national and regional programs of resource management need to include models of TEK in their planning and execution.

This volume highlights the different ways of seeing and engaging with the natural world and underscores the need to acknowledge and honor the ways that indigenous peoples have done so for generations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803283190
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author


Charles R. Menzies is a member of the Tsimshian nation and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He is a coauthor of BC First Nations Studies.

The contributors include Kimberly Linkous Brown, Caroline Butler, Helen Clifton, John Corsiglia, David Griffith, Stephen J. Langdon, James McGoodwin, Charles R. Menzies, Paul Nadasdy, Gloria Snively, and Nancy Turner.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Understanding Ecological Knowledge   Charles R. Menzies   Caroline Butler     1
Indigenous Practices and Natural Resources
Tidal Pulse Fishing: Selective Traditional Tlingit Salmon Fishing Techniques on the West Coast of the Prince of Wales Archipelago   Steve J. Langdon     21
As It Was in the Past: A Return to the Use of Live-Capture Technology in the Aboriginal Riverine Fishery   Kimberly Linkous Brown     47
The Forest and the Seaweed: Gitga'at Seaweed, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Community Survival   Nancy J. Turner   Helen Clifton     65
Ecological Knowledge, Subsistence, and Livelihood Practices: The Case of the Pine Mushroom Harvest in Northwestern British Columbia   Charles R. Menzies     87
Local Knowledge and Contemporary Resource Management
Historicizing Indigenous Knowledge: Practical and Political Issues   Caroline Butler     107
The Case of the Missing Sheep: Time, Space, and the Politics of "Trust" in Co-management Practice   Paul Nadasdy     127
Local Knowledge, Multiple Livelihoods, and the Use of Natural and Social Resources in North Carolina   David Griffith     153
Integrating Fishers' Knowledge into Fisheries Science and Management: Possibilities, Prospects, and Problems   James R. McGoodwin     175
Learning from LocalEcological Knowledge
Honoring Aboriginal Science Knowledge and Wisdom in an Environmental Education Graduate Program   Gloria Snively     195
Traditional Wisdom as Practiced and Transmitted in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada   John Corsiglia     221
Afterword: Making Connections for the Future   Charles R. Menzies     237
References     243
List of Contributors     261
Index     265
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