TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND LAND USE STUDIES
Traditional knowledge is sacred knowledge central to the identity of many Aboriginal groups. It is a cultural treasure and reflects a way of life. It can include spirituality, beliefs, customs, language, oral history, folklore, knowledge of the land, animals and plants, land use, and social relationships.
Traditional knowledge is recognized as an important component in environmental assessments, and resource development and management. Know History designs and facilitates traditional knowledge studies for Aboriginal communities. Our associates bring a deep respect for the cultural knowledge of the interviewees and a meticulous and professional approach that ensures the integrity of each study. Our work is only undertaken with the full approval and oversight of the community, and we operate under strict privacy guidelines. We implement safeguards to ensure Aboriginal groups retain control of their knowledge.
Traditional Knowledge services provided:
- Project framework design
- Valued ecological component identification
- Questionnaire development
- Map preparation and digital mapping
- Interview transcription and audio-video recording
- Report writing
- Presentation to stakeholders
Image Credit: Edward S. Curtis/ Library and Archives Canada / PA-039476.