This study identifies – but does not assess the efficacy of – existing frameworks in Canada for the engagement of Indigenous communities associated with Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) at the international, national, provincial / territorial, and community levels, as well as TEK-related projects undertaken by universities and research institutions, public and government institutions, and private sector partners in Canada that have included the engagement of Indigenous and local communities.
Selected examples of these frameworks and projects are described in the body of the report, while extensive tables are included in the study’s Appendices, providing a more comprehensive overview of pertinent frameworks and mechanisms governing TEK at the provincial/territorial and community levels. An extensive inventory of TEK-related initiatives in partnership between Indigenous communities and universities and research institutions, public and government institutions, and the private sector is also provided. This Canada-focused report is one of three; the two other reports focus on Mexico and the United States respectively.
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