Enhancing Federal-Tribal Coordination of Invasive Species
By: Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) Federal-Tribal Task Team
December 6, 2017
Key words: TEK, FPIC, consultation, invasive species
This white paper discusses the significant land holdings of indigenous peoples in the United States and appropriate collaboration with interested tribes is one way to address invasive species, per E.O. 13112.
Regaining Our Future; an Assessment of Risks and Opportunities for Native Communities in the 2018 Farm Bill
By: Janie Simms Hipp and Colby D. Duren
Seeds of Native Health
Key words: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Some of the relevant opportunities highlighted include recognition of TEK-based conservation, the creation of a Tribal Technical Committee with equal standing to other state technical committees, and using TEK-based conservation practices in compliance considerations.
Tribal Climate Change Principles: Responding to Federal Policies and Actions to Address Climate Change
By: Bob Gruening, Kathy Lynn, Garrit Voggesser, and Kyle Powys Whyte
Tribal Climate Change Project
Key words: tribal sovereignty, representation, climate change, federal-tribal partnerships
This policy paper outlines eight principals the federal government can use in legislative and administrative decisions towards climate change and indigenous peoples. The document highlights the gaps traditional knowledge holders may be able to address, and how to go about developing federal-tribal partnerships.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Silencing of Native American Worldviews
By: Kurt E. Dongoske, RPA, Theresa Pasqual, Thomas F. King, PhD
Environmental Practice 17 (1)
by Muriel Crespi and Carla Mattix
Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into Natural Resource Management
By: Moran Henn, David Ostergren, & Erik Nielsen
Park Science, 27(3):48-55
Key words: Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Tribes, Native Americans, Co-Management, Public Involvement, Natural Resource Management
A growing interest in traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in the National Park Service (NPS) is emerging out of an understanding that the original peoples of the land and their unique knowledge have much to offer modern land management. While little information exists regarding the nature, location, and outcomes of TEK integrated projects, even less information exists regarding the perceptions of its integration among managers in the world’s first protected area system, the U.S. National Park System. With many parks now managing lands that were inhabited for centuries by native tribes, understanding the nature of TEK-integrated projects is especially important.
Perspective: Building Partnerships Between American Indian Tribes and the National Park Service
By: David Ruppert
Ecological Restoration, 21:261-263;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.261
Reintroducing Indian-Type Fire: Implications for Land Managers
By: Gerald W. Williams
Fire Management Today, Vol. 60, No. 3, page 40
Key words: Fuel loading, restoration challenges, degraded ecosystems
Land management practices changed dramatically after the removal of Indians from their traditional territories. Williams gives a short history between that time and current policies, then gives the arguments and considerations for including Indian-style burning in a contemporary setting.