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
This fact sheet is a summary of important points from the larger document also included on this site:

Dibaginjigaadeg Anishinaabe Ezhitwaad: A Tribal Climate Adaptation Menu
By: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
Odanah, Wisconsin
Key words: Climate change, traditional knowledge, Great Lakes, adaptation, strategies
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 Change Guide
Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project
University of Oregon
2018 (ongoing)

Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives
Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup (CTKW)

Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Guidelines for the Use of Traditional Knowledges
By: Ann Marie Chischilly
November 23, 2021
Key words: Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS), Traditional Knowledges (TKs), policy, consent, integration
Hosted by the Ecological Society of America, Ann Chischilly gives a presentation regarding her work developing ways to integrate Traditional Knowledge guides into policy recommendations. She discusses the Principles for Engagement. These serve as foundations for eight guidelines. Each guideline is provided with actions for agencies, researchers, TK holders, and/or Tribes.

Great Lakes TEK Speaker Series: Guidance Initiatives in the U.S. & Canada with Jen Venator and Neil Jones (video)
By: Sateikwen Bucktooth, Jessica Koski, Andrew Preston, Mike Dockery, Jen Venator, Neil Jones
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, University of Minnesota
May 26, 2021
Key words: Akwesasne, Anishinaabe, the United States, Canada, the Great Lakes, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA), Annex 10, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), traditional ecological knowledge, indigenous knowledge, western science, policy, collaboration
The GLWQA Annex 10 has partnered with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of American Indian Studies to bring a series of webinar presentations about the Great Lakes and TEK. In this first presentation, speakers Jen Venator and Neil Jones speak on how they’ve worked to implement TEK into their organization’s policies and the ongoing projects surrounding this effort. Jen presents the GLWQA Annex 10 TEK Guidance Document on how to bridge TEK and western science in the management of the Great Lakes. Neil presents ECCC’s Indigenous Knowledge Framework. Following their presentations is a Q&A session.

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
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
University of Oklahoma’s Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment and the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center
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
Key words: Community projects, strategies, power, privilege, trust, collaboration, commitment, relevance
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
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)
Key words: National Science (NSF), research principles. Guide, accountability, communication, Indigenous knowledge and culture, traditional ecological knowledge, building relationships, environmental stewardship
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:

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

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
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
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.

Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge
Alaska Native KnowledgeNetwork
February 1, 2001
Key words: Alaska, Indigenous communities, guide, Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing
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.

Last updated: July 10, 2023