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Yukon North Slope Conference

Best Practices in the Use of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge in Resource Management

The 2015 Yukon North Slope Conference was held Sept 29 & 30 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre in Whitehorse and attended by over 150 people. 

The purpose of the Conference was to promote public discussion among aboriginal people, governments, and the general public and private sectors with respect to management for the Yukon North Slope. The theme, Best Practices in the Use of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge in Resource Management is especially significant with the increased attention by regional, national and international institutions and organizations to the role and implications of aboriginal traditional knowledge (“TK”) in resource development decisions, environmental management and wildlife research.  This conference addressed the current state of practice and the standards to which researchers and users of traditional knowledge should strive in the collection, documentation, communication and application of TK. It included case studies that look specifically at best practices and lessons learned as well as at ways to advance study results into decision-making.

Plenary Presentations and Breakout Session Reports from the event can be downloaded below.

The 2015 North Slope Conference Proceedings are available

Also listen to the Living North podcast series highlighting speakers from the 2015 Yukon North Slope Conference.

Plenary Presentations 

Technology and Traditional Knowledge_ Jenn Parrott    8273KB

Clam Garden Eco-cultural Restoration in the southern Gulf Islands_ Nathan Cardinal    2453KB

Documenting TK for Natural Resource Management_Dominique Henri    6031KB

Traditional Knowledge and Co-Management Tribunals_John Donihee    1187KB

Tk Informing Land Use Planning and Management_Heinemeyer and Ward    5230KB

YNSC Breakout Group Reports    148KB

NSC_ Whitehorse Star    367KB

YNSC Theme and Sessions    74KB

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