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Gathering Our Thoughts: Tribal recommendations on a traditional knowledge management framework for the NPLCC

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge

This project initiated the first large-scale Tribal government discussions on the relationship of scientific research and traditional knowledge in the activities of the NPLCC. The project: 1. Reviewed existing approaches and protocols related to scientific research and traditional knowledge in the Pacific Northwest, characterized different types of traditional knowledge and the contexts in which these are encountered; 2. Initiated discussions among the 21 member Tribes of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (all other Tribes are welcome to join); 3. Reported on their views; 4. Proposed a framework for the use of TK based on discussions and presented it for a possible consensus by all participants; and 5. Conducted outreach for the products to other Tribes.

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Start Date 8/15/2012

End Date 3/31/2014

Project Status Completed


Fiscal Year Funded 2012

Project Managers Terry Williams - Tulalip Tribes

Partners Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Geographic Area Washington