State of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the wildlife management profession Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractTraditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), described as the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the ecosystem, has always been part of Indigenous communities and their daily lives; however, TEK has progressively been incorporated into the academic and professional field of North American wildlife management and ecology despite its historical domination by Western scientific attitudes, knowledge, and methods. The objective of this note is to provide an overview of such progression from the standpoint of the first author, an Indigenous professional trained in a Western scientific paradigm. More specifically, the paper categorizes the history and the current state of TEK in the wildlife management profession while providing insights for the future of the field.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Wildlife Management

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Werdel, T. J., MatarritaCascante, D., & Lucero, J. E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Werdel, Ty J||Matarrita‚ÄźCascante, David||Lucero, Jacob E