Ɂekwę Hé Naidé - Living with Caribou

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This report provides a summary of the of the key messages gained from a traditional knowledge research program undertaken by the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board in collaboration with with communities of the Sahtu Region. The study sheds light on four key aspects of traditional knowledge as it applies in a resource management context. This knowledge is a core strength of Dene and Métis as participants in co-management; it is an important source of learning and understanding through research; it is a methodology for monitoring, or watching for changes on the land; and it is the basis for decision-making and responsible stewardship. Most importantly, traditional knowledge is useful only insofar as it is kept alive among Dene and Métis in cross-generational dialogue and in the practices of survival on the land.