Stories – Environment

Stories in this category are all about relationships to the natural world. Some stories show how Traditional Ecological Knowledge can support proper land-use planning, healing, and how several organizations and programs blend together Indigenous ways of knowing with Western scientific knowledge to create programs and initiatives that monitor and attempt to mitigate environmental impacts of humans through an Indigenous understanding of the land, resources and people. These stories demonstrate the importance of establishing control over jurisdictional authority in order to promote and enhance environmental management in Indigenous communities in ways that reflect Indigenous understandings of responsibility and relationship in accordance with the way of the land, including using plants and medicines, and taking advice from Elders and Knowledge Keepers.