Braiding Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science


Through a partnership between the Upper Nicola Band and Living Lakes Canada, Indigenous Knowledge is being incorporated into a new approach for climate-resilient lake management. The Local Indigenous Knowledge and Values Framework report developed by the Upper Nicola Band and Living Lakes Canada will “instruct ways of harmonizing Indigenous Knowledge and western science, creating opportunities for both worldviews to work in tandem throughout the Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP) project process”. This summer, the Upper Nicola Band will be applying this methodology to complete a FIMP re-survey of Nicola Lake.

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