Once-ignored Indigenous knowledge of nature now shaping science

July 27, 2022

There’s a growing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, or TEK, is an umbrella term for information about the natural world collected by countless generations of Indigenous people. Forest Resources Professor Mike Dockry, PhD, shares more about how, through this perspective, we are connected to everything and discusses prescribed burns, one of which occurred recently at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Read the full story and listen to the MPR radio segment here.