research stream, "Perpetuation of Tl'azt'en Ecological Knowledge"
is researching methods of recording traditional knowledge. We
are reviewing information, and providing recommendations for developing
these methods further. This will allow Tl'azt'en Nation to record
and perpetuate their Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK). The
study will further Tl'azt'en's goals in developing curriculum
material to enhance educational objectives. In addition, it will
provide input into Tl'azt'en resource management.
goals of the TEK stream are to gather information on medicinal
uses of plants, traditional Tl'azt'en place names, and aboriginal
perspectives on forest health. This information will enhance the
knowledge of UNBC researchers, and provide valuable resources
for Tl'azt'en Nation.
TEK stream, graduate students and Tl'azt'en research assistants
will be trained in plant identification and ecosystem classification.
They will also learn interview methods, and develop and practice
interview protocols with TEK experts.