Tribal Publications and Videos

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).

Tribal Resources

Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
This notice publishes the current list of 564 Tribal entities recognized and eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs by virtue of their status as Indian Tribes. The list is updated from the notice published on August 11, 2009 (74 FR 40218). Read More.

Indigenous Stewardship Methods and NRCS Conservation Guidebook
The Indigenous Stewardship Methods and NRCS Conservation Practices guidebook provides guidance to employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and to indigenous cooperators who work with NRCS. It provides a sensitive process in which knowledge is shared, allowing employees to incorporate the indigenous knowledge into NRCS’ assistance through its conservation practices. Read More.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Are Our Trust Responsibilities to Federally Recognized Indian Tribes?
The Fish and Wildlife Service's Midwest Region recently developed a "Tribal Trust" video as a tool to help our employees better understand our trust responsibilities as a federal agency for working with Indian Tribes. Click the links to view the three parts to this important video: Part 1 (14:02 minutes), Part 2 (12:35 minutes), Part 3 (16:00 minutes)

Agency Overview — Conserving the Nature of America
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. It is the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is management of these important natural resources for the American public. Read more.




Last updated: October 28, 2021