A Meta Analysis of Arctic Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Professor Peter Jordan, a member of GSI, et al. have completed and published a meta analysis of Arctic Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). The main message is a positive one and is relevant to Ainu and other local and indigenous communities across the globe:

“Ultimately, we need to recognize Traditional Knowledge (TK) as the latest cultural manifestations of deep temporal traditions—ideas with histories. These unique and contextual histories can inform future decision-making and also help us better cope with the….struggles ahead. We need to better appreciate the rich, particular, and situated histories of TK, which includes acknowledging its potential fragility and capacity to change while above all recognizing its powerful transformative prospects for coping dynamically with an ever-changing Arctic”

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic76991