Traditional Knowledge

Traditional Ecological Knowledge  (TEK) is an evolving body of knowledge, practice and belief that has been handed down through generations in Indian families and communities. It describes the relationship of living beings (human and non-human) with one another and the environment.

In recent years, non-Indian scientists in academia, government and business have recognized the value of considering the worldview of indigenous people which includes ecology, spirituality, human and animal relationships, weather and more.

TEK particularly informs sustainable resource use. It may suggest solutions to problems such as over-harvesting trees or fish as well as point to more sustainable practices in the future.

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