TEK in practice: Chumash Naturalists and Ecologists Speak about traditional plants

The Chumash Science Through Time blog features guest blogs from Indigenous writers talk about Indigenous Science.  The following essay from Michelle and Kim Perez explores Chumash ecological knowledge in the context of broader conversations about Traditional Ecological Knowledge.  Before we begin this article, we ask for forgiveness from our elders and relatives with more knowledge…

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Ceremony’s role in transmitting traditional knowledge: The Case of `Alchuklash

The Arborglyph is a tree carving in nitspu tiƗhin ktityu (in the world of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiƗhini), representing a map of the movement of the stars throughout the year. It was left by an`Alchuklash or Chumash astronomer, reminding us of the ways that our traditional knowledge connects us with our place in…

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