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Traditional Ecological Knowledge Conference

“The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Ecosystem Sustainability: Resilient Relationships Across Cultural and Ecological Landscapes”

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013 (All Day Event)

We are pleased to announce Oregon State University’s 3rd Traditional Ecological Knowledge conference. 

The conference is being held May 16th – May 17th, 2013 at the newly constructed Native American Longhouse located at the heart of OSU's campus. 

Thursday 16th-TEK Conference 9-4pm, Longhouse; 7:30pm, Linus Pauling 125

Friday 17th-TEK Conference 9-2pm & Official Longhouse Blessing 3pm

Oregon State University’s Student Association for Fire Ecology and Native American Student Association have collaborated to develop this unique conference aimed at exploring diversity in knowledge among cultures, and how to use this knowledge to sustain the health of our ecosystems. Our intention is to provide a forum to explore differences and find commonalities among Native American and Western scientific cultures, increasing our collective knowledge and ability to find a path to sustainability.  We don’t expect to solve all our environmental problems or that anyone has all the answers. We do believe however, that it is time we had a conversation; a conversation aimed at exploring possibilities of integrating multi-cultural knowledge to solve complex environmental issues.  The immensity of the problem should never detour beginning the pathway to a solution.


Native American Longhouse (campus map)
Becky Miller
millereb at onid.orst.edu