2020 National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference

September 14-17, 2020
Online and Free!
Keynote Speaker: Winona LaDuke
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is honored to host the United States’ First Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) along with support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. The NTICC is open to all US tribal nations and Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world, with an emphasis on including our Elders and Youth. The NTICC will convene experts on climate change and will include a balance of Traditional Indigenous Knowledges and Western Science. This conference will allow an opportunity to share information and support one another.

Traditional Knowledge and IP: Quiz

World Intellectual Property Organization
Take this quick and enlightening quiz about your knowledge of intellectual property issues in the world.

A Sense of Place: Indigenous Perspectives on Land and Sky

This webinar features Dr. Leroy Little Bear Dr. Little Bear who compares the historical foundations of scientific thought from European and Indigenous perspectives, identifying paradigm differences that have become contemporary challenges to collaboration in resource management. One of the revered traditional knowledge holders of our lifetime, Dr. Leroy Little Bear was the founder of Canada·s first Native America Studies Department at the University of Lethbridge, the Director of the Harvard University Native American program, and was a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education. He is a member of the Kainai First Nation.

Learning from Indigenous Populations and Local Communities

By: Zsolt Molnar, Leticia Doormann, Victoria Reyes-Garcia, Berta Martin-Lopez, Fikret Berkes, and Orjan Bodin
One Earth, Issue 1, Voices
Key words: Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), sustainability, herders, fescue, biodiversity, interconnections, Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK), Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC), conservation, pollinators, co-production of knowledge, interdependent
Six authors share their perspectives about how learning from Indigenous communities around the world can help us better understand and steward the ecosystems of the world.

The Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Adaptation Planning

August 8, 2019
Watch the replay of this webinar from 2016. TEK is knowledge handed down through generations through traditional stories and beliefs, including the relationship with the natural environment. The webinar focuses on the importance and role of TEK in adaptation planning at local, regional, and national level. Get the chance to submit new questions to the 2016 presenters.

Summary: 40th Session of WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee

Wend Wendland, Secretary of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC), gives a brief summary of the IGC's 40th session, held June 17-21, 2019.

Last updated: July 29, 2020