Project Ideas

Elk at Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Elk at Theodore Roosevelt National Park


When the song of the spirit meets the dance of the numbers, there is no problem in the world that cannot be solved.
Henry Lickers, Mohawk

The types of projects appropriate for integration of TEK with Western Science are varied and limited only by your imagination and access to information.

A few examples include: use of fire and herbivore grazing of plains and forests; water use; access plans to sensitive areas such as cultural sites, sites with habitat diversity, areas used by species for migration, birthing, bedding, winter/summer feeding ranges; sites used for astronomy and sacred ceremonies; land use plans and implementation; studies of weather patterns and variations including climate change and impacts thereof; uses and maintenance of ancient facilities; and determination of harvest limits for flora and fauna.

Peruse the TEK Applications page and its assocated links to see how others have implemented TEK projects. Contact your cultural anthropologist to brainstorm and discuss projects that might work well for your area.

Last updated: February 16, 2018