Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Cana Foundation has the utmost respect and regard for
Indigenous Nations and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).
Cana Foundation is actively seeking partnerships with native communities to create rewilding projects with TEK and wild horses.
Together we can create sustainable environmental systems through wild horse grazing.
What is Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Why it Matters
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is the on-going accumulation of knowledge, practice, and belief about relationships between living beings in a specific ecosystem that is acquired by indigenous people over hundreds or thousands of years through direct contact with the environment, handed down through generations, and used for life-sustaining ways. This knowledge includes the relationships between people, plants, animals, natural phenomena, landscapes, and timing of events for activities such as hunting, fishing, trapping, agriculture, and forestry. It encompasses the world view of a people, which includes ecology, spirituality, human and animal relationships, and more.