Native Traditions and the Environment

| EVR 4934-U03/5935-U03 | MWF 4:00 - 4:50 PM | FIU MMC, PC 447 | Jim Riach |

Course Overview

Course focuses on knowledge and traditions (Traditional Ecological Knowledges or TEK’s) that have been transmitted across multiple generations through oral stories, and traditional beliefs and practices, especially those regarding the relationship with the natural environment. Analyzes TEK’s potential contributions to climate change adaptation planning, natural resource management, and sustainable development at local, regional and national levels. Examines the concept of TEK’s from the perspective of Western science and Native science and explores case studies from various parts of the world including South and North America where TEK’s and Western environmental science methods are bridged and/or combined.

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