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TitleGuidelines for the conduct of participatory community research to document traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) for the purpose of environmental assessment and environmental management
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsDene Cultural Institute
Publication Languageen
ISBN Number0-662-21325-4

The paper gives a brief description of the nature of traditional ecological knowledge and some of the problems of documentation and application of this knowledge in the non-aboriginal context and outlines the chronological steps and guidelines necessary to carry out effective participatory community research on traditional ecological knowledge to fulfil environment assessment and management objectives. The model used is based mainly on the experience of the Dene Cultural Institute, which conducted research on traditional medicine, environmental knowledge, and justice in three Dene communities.


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