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Preserving Tribal Self-Determination and Knowledge Sovereignty While Expanding Use of Tribal Knowledge and Management in Off Reservation Lands in the Face of Climate Change

Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Vulnerability Assessment

For Tribes where significant knowledge of traditional management practices is intact, but where all or part of ancestral lands are managed by other agencies, it is important that the sharing of TEK and implementation of management take place in a manner that promotes rather than hinders Tribal sovereignty and self-determination. This project will identify existing institutional and cultural barriers to the sharing of Tribal TEK and expansion of Tribal management and provide recommendations for their resolution at local, regional and national levels.

Project Documents

Start Date 8/15/2012

End Date 12/31/2014

Project Status Complete


Fiscal Year Funded 2012

Project Managers Ron Reed - Karuk Tribe

Partners Elk Valley Rancheria , Smith River Rancheria , University of California - Berkeley , Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Network

Geographic Area California