Traditional Indigenous Ecological Knowledge, Re-Indigenization and National Parks

This project looks at the ways, in which Indigenous conceptions of nature differ from so-called Western conceptions, and how these views could be reconciled in environmental and nature protection. The goal of the project is to find and create practical frameworks to enhance the cooperation between environmental administrative agencies and Indigenous peoples and to foster true communication, which will lead to better, more sustainable and inclusive management practices. The project covers Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park (Finland), Laponia World Heritage Site (Sweden), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary (CINMS) (California) & Gwaii Haanas National Park (Canada).