Trisha Kehaulani Watson, JD, PhD Honua Consulting (Hawai`i) www.honuaconsulting.com firstname.lastname@example.org(Honua means “earth” in Hawaiian; “Aloha `Āina” means love of the land.)
The TEK Courtship Many conservation biologists embrace the intrinsic value of traditional ecological knowledge Many recognize the value of working and partnering with indigenous peoples and communities “We love TEK! (Even if we don’t know what to do with it.)”
Integrating Knowledge Systems Research Cultural research base Collaborative research Co-publishing / project development Management / policies Cooperative decision making Practices Community Activities Outreach and Education
Research and Management Research Management Typically western science activities.
Practices andCommunity Activities Practices Community Activities Typically native community activities.
Build Relationships! (we love the earth too!)
Mahalo! (Thank you) I have materials available for you to take at my table that illustrate where we’ve successfully done this. I also have candy… from Hawai`i.