Guides

Climate Change
Indigenous Knowledges: Advancing the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy into a New Decade
By: National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Network
January 2021
Key words: Indigenous knowledges, research, planning, adaptation, implementation, protection
https://www.fishwildlife.org/application/files/7216/1167/1695/Strategy_Whitepaper_IKs_FINAL.pdf
This fact sheet is a summary of important points from the larger document also included on this site: https://www.fishwildlife.org/application/files/4216/1161/3356/Advancing_Strategy_Report_FINAL.pdf

Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu
By: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Odanah, Wisconsin
2019
Key words: Climate change, traditional knowledge, Great Lakes, adaptation, strategies
http://www.glifwc.org/ClimateChange/TribalAdaptationMenuV1.pdf
The Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu was designed by a group of collaborators from the Great Lakes region with the intention of guiding those working with tribal communities directing climate change adaptations. Such adaptations should utilize indigenous knowledge and recognize human connections to the natural environment and previous generations as teachers. The menu highlights important considerations for non-governmental agencies; federal, tribal and state governmental agencies; and landowners to maintain indigenous perspectives with regards to environmental stewardship, community engagement, collaboration, and project dissemination as they are planning for climate change. The menu outlines 14 key strategies and approaches towards their collective goal.

Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook
Version 1.0
By: Meghan Dalton, Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, Alexander "Sasha" Peterson
November 2018
http://www.occri.net/projects/tribal-climate-adaptation-guidebook/

Tribal Climate Change Guide
Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project
University of Oregon
2018 (ongoing)
https://tribalclimateguide.uoregon.edu/adaptation-plans.

Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives
Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (CTKW)
2014
http://climatetkw.wordpress.com/

General
Conceptual Models for Integrating Tribal Culture with Tribal Wildlife Management
By: Anthony Ciocco
North Central CSAC
January 27, 2021
Key words: Modeling, traditional ecological knowledge, methodologies, wildlife, plants, endangered species, invasive species, harvesting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX9Xb3dRgTA&list=PLJmDX9Jgek11SPOhw7QsGRuOnbRPl1nmV&index=1
The author has developed a model that demonstrates how culture can be used with western management practices for wildlife management. In this video, he explains the terminology and processes used in the model. He also provides some examples and recommendations for effectively implementing projects for success.

Shifting Landscapes: A Guide to Developing Academic and Research Projects in Oklahoma Indian Country
By: April Taylor, Dr. Todd Fuller, Atherton Phleger, and Aaron Fournier
2020
University of Oklahoma’s Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
https://southcentralclimate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ShiftingLandscapes2020.pdf
This Guide is especially helpful for discerning one's motivations for conducting research in Indian Country and regulating one's behavior when in Indian Country. While the information is targeted for work in Oklahoma Indian Country, the concepts of self-monitoring and adjusting for cultural differences presented will be helpful for working in other locations as well.

Partnerships for Impact
Informal Science Educators and Outreach Specialists Working with Divers Communities
2019
Key words: Community projects, strategies, power, privilege, trust, collaboration, commitment, relevance
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1siAvFwP4ddDy3SmVuxTVgWj7WSZvRRCE/view
This guide was designed by people who are community leaders who have been approached by researchers for different types of projects. From their experiences, they have developed different issues that come up from doing community based projects, as well as different solutions to these issues. The guide explores issues such as power and privilege, trust and transparency, commitment and collaboration, and realities and relevance.

Visiting and Listening: Meaningful Participation for Alaskan Native Peoples in Conservation Projects
Tribal Environmental Health Conference
ttps://www.fws.gov/alaska/external/native_american/native_liaison_guide.pdf
This article is a guide on the best practices to involve Alaskan Native people in conservation projects. The article explains different techniques that might be used to include native community members. The guide gives a background on the history of Alaska allowing for the understanding of the different cultures found in Alaska and their possible insights into conservation projects.

Principles forConducting Research in the Arctic
By: Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)
2018
Key words: National Science (NSF), research principles. Guide, accountability, communication, Indigenous knowledge and culture, traditional ecological knowledge, building relationships, environmental stewardship
https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/principles.html
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee published revision in 2018 of the ‘Principles for Conducting Research in the Arctic.’ This revision included core guiding principles for researchers and their main goal is to encourage respect for all individuals, cultures, and the environment of the arctic. The full policy can be read here: https://www.iarpccollaborations.org/uploads/cms/documents/principles_for_conducting_research_in_the_arctic_final_2018.pdf

Elements of Indigenous Style - A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples
By: Gregory Younging
2018
Brush Education, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-55059-716-5

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: A Collaborative Affair
By: Kim Greenwood
Tribal Environmental Health Conference
June 25, 2018
https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/0_cbtpfmmn

Guidance for Integrating Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in IUCN Red List Assessments
By: Rebecca Cross, Sarah Doornbos, Rosie Cooney, Pamela Wong, Aroha Mead, Ken Lindeman, Arun Kanagavel, Sethu Parvathy, Sabrina Tomasini, Bernadette Montanari, Kasia Gabrys, and Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
November 2017
Key words: threatened species, Indigenous and local knowledge, collaboration, Red List, species, reciprocity, rights
https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/final_guidance_for_ilk_-_for_commission_sign_off.pdf
The source explains why and how IUCN researchers should work with Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) holders in making their assessments for their Red List. The knowledge gleaned from that collaboration would improve assessments and add to the otherwise quantitative methods used for the List. The guide presents a “toolbox” of considerations such as how to be respectful of diverse worldviews, maintaining intellectual property rights for ILK holders, ensure reciprocity, and facilitate effective communication, which may be cross-cultural in nature.

Free Prior and Informed Consent – An Indigenous Peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities: Manual for Project Practitioners
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
October 14, 2016
Key words: United Nations, Indigenous peoples, consent, FPIC, human rights, self-determination, cultural determination, manual
https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/publications/2016/10/free-prior-and-informed-consent-an-indigenous-peoples-right-and-a-good-practice-for-local-communities-fao/
The Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed to guide project practitioners in implementation of consent with indigenous peoples and local communities in six steps.

Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes
By: David Ball, Rosie Clayburn, Roberta Cordero, Briece Edwards, Valerie Grussing, Janine Ledford, Robert McConnell, Rebekah Monette, Robert Steelquist, Eirik Thorsgard, Jon Townsend
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Pacific OCS Region; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries; Makah Tribe; Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Yurok Tribe; National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
November 30, 2015
Keywords: tribal sovereignty, tribal cultural landscape, policy, integrated resource management, sensitive information, data collection, data retention
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/tribal-landscapes/
This document is a guide for governmental agencies to effectively consult with indigenous communities. It also suggests ways for tribes to relate their concepts of landscapes to federal agencies and other entities. This guide attempts to outline collaborative approaches to identifying areas of tribal significance for the protection of resources.

Conduct of Traditional Knowledge Research--A Reference Guide
By: Peter Armitage and Stephen Kilburn
Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope)
2015
Whitehorse [YT]:
http://manualzz.com/doc/20906424/conduct-of-traditional-knowledge-research--%E2%80%94

Indigenous Stewardship Methods and NRCS Conservation Practices Guidebook.
Coordinated by Crystal Leonetti
NRCS/Native Practices Workgroup
July 2010
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcs143_012267.pdf

Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge
Alaska Native KnowledgeNetwork
February 1, 2001
Key words: Alaska, Indigenous communities, guide, Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/publications/knowledge.html
This Guide is concerned with the documentation, representation and utilization of traditional cultural knowledge for various purposes. There are sections dedicated to Native Elders, authors and illustrators, curriculum developers and administrators, educators, editors and publishers, document reviewers, researchers, Native language specialists, Native community organizations, the general public, and general recommendations.

Traditional Ecological Handbook: A Training Manual & Reference Guide for Designing, Conducting, and Participating in Research Projects Using TEK
By: Rita Miraglia
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence
Anchorage, AK
1998
http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/Store/AnnualReports/1997-97052B1-Annual.pdf


Last updated: August 19, 2021