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