Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the Woodlands Cree and Denesuline Peoples of northern Saskatchewan, Canada: The land as teacher and healer

Herman Michell, Brian Hardlotte, Robin McLeod


The purpose of this article is to explore and outline the Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of First Nation peoples in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. TEK and Western science are increasingly combined for a fuller portrait and understanding of the natural world. However, more research is needed using Indigenous protocols, methodologies, methods, and languages for conceptual clarity. For the Woodlands Cree and Denesuline (Dene) peoples, the land is a giver of life and is both a teacher and healer as represented in this article.

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