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Webinar: Incorporating Indigenous Knowledges into Federal Research and Management

USGS Indigenous Knowledges

April 20, 2023 • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Register today for one or more of the following sessions on Incorporating Indigenous Knowledges into Federal Research and Management.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center (National CASC) is hosting a webinar series on how to integrate Indigenous Knowledges (IK) into Federal ecological research and resource management programs. Running bi-weekly from April 6 to June 1, 2023 (2 p.m. CT), this series centers Indigenous perspectives to explore ethical, legal, and scientific considerations inherent in working within different knowledge systems and provides guidance and case studies reflecting best practices for collaborating with Tribes and Indigenous communities.

In this webinar series, speakers will explore what it means to ethically engage with Indigenous Knowledges in resource management and conservation spaces. We will learn from Tribal and Indigenous communities about the frameworks they use to protect and share their knowledges, and from Federal agencies about how they navigate their responsibility to foster respectful, mutually beneficial relationships with knowledge holders. In part, these sessions will be based on the recently released, first-of-its-kind guidance from the White House Office of Science and Policy on how Federal agencies can ethically acknowledge and incorporate Indigenous Knowledges (IK) into science, management, and decision making.

For up-to-date information and to access webinar recordings and transcripts, please visit www.usgs.gov/casc/ikwebinars.

  • April 20 (Thursday) 2-3 p.m. CT | Understanding the new White House guidance on ITEK (Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledges)
  • May 4 (Thursday) 2-3 p.m. CT | Policy Deep Dive: Understanding the laws, policies, and guidelines surrounding Tribal engagement and ITEK
  • May 18 (Thursday) 2-3 p.m. CT | Case studies of successful ITEK engagement
  • June 1 (Thursday) 2-3 p.m. CT | Best practices for engaging with Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples surrounding ITEK

Register today.