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Indian time: time, seasonality, and culture in Traditional Ecological Knowledge of climate change

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Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, Elizabeth Marino, Kyle Powys Whyte, Kathie D. Dello, and Philip W. Mote, Indian time: time, seasonality, and culture in Traditional Ecological Knowledge of climate change: Ecological Processes, v. 7, iss. 1.

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Abstract (from SpringerLink): Western climate science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) represent complementary and overlapping views of the causes and consequences of change. In particular, observations of changes in abundance, distribution, phenology, or behavior of the natural environment (including plants and animals) can have a rich cultural and spiritual interpretation in Indigenous communities that may not be present in western science epistemologies. Using interviews with Indigenous elders and other Traditional Knowledge holders, we demonstrate that assumptions about the nature, perception, and utilization of time and timing can differ across knowledge systems in regard to climate change.Our interviewees’ focus on [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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