Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the accumulated knowledge American Indians and Native Alaskans have about their environment. It's important for scientific research, but is threatened by environmental change. EPA is working with Tribal and Native Alaskan communities to incorporate TEK into environmental science, policy, and decision-making.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Tribal Science Priority Paper - TEK (PDF)(2 pp, 136 K,
Brief paper on the integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in Environmental Science, Policy and Decision-Making.