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Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK) is a body of local environmental knowledge and beliefs transmitted through oral tradition and first hand observation based on living in close contact with nature.    

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 A Traditional Knowledge Framework (TK Framework) has been developed for Northeast Alberta. The framework provides guidance and standards for meaningful inclusion of Aboriginal traditional knowledge and Aboriginal knowledge-holders in regional planning, regulatory processes and environmental assessment, and monitoring and follow-up.

The TK framework builds on the experience of Aboriginal communities in the region and beyond. 

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The Traditional Environmental Knowledge Bibliography is an extensive and ever expanding resource regarding indigenous and related knowledge of the Athabasca River Basin and adjacent areas. It is a continuing project of ARBRI, in collaboration with and partly funded by the Cumulative Environmental Management Association.

Traditional Knowledge Bibliography