Traditional Ecological Knowledge - Order and Policies
The term Traditional Ecological Knowledge, or TEK, is used to describe the knowledge held by indigenous cultures about their immediate environment and the cultural practices that build on that knowledge. Traditional ecological knowledge includes an intimate and detailed knowledge of plants, animals, and natural phenomena, the development and use of appropriate technologies for hunting, fishing, trapping, agriculture, and forestry, and a holistic knowledge, or "world view" which parallels the scientific discipline of ecology (Berkes 1993).
Secretarial Order 3206, Section 4
Secretarial Order 3206, Section 5
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Policy