The Local Knowledge, Traditional Knowledge, and Subsistence (LKTKS) Action Module was initiated by the Council in December 2018, and the Taskforce was formed after a solicitation for nominations in October 2019.The goal of this Action Module is to develop protocols for using LK and TK in management, and to understand the impacts of Council decisions on subsistence resources, users, and practices. More specifically, this Action Module aims to provide a roadmap for operationalizing LK and TK (potentially through processes like Co-Production of Knowledge) in the short- to long-term, as well as to formulate methods for assessing the likelihood a given Council action may affect subsistence resources, the ability of users to access those resources, or impact subsistence practices. Outcomes are expected to inform where and how these types of knowledge and information should or could consistently enter Council processes. For more information, please contact Kate Haapala by email or at (907) 271-2811.
Toby Anungazuk Jr.
- The LKTKS Taskforce had a virtual meeting in April 2020. The report from this meeting is forthcoming.
Updates on Taskforce Documents and Work:
- LKTKS Taskforce Workplan, updated for the April 2020 meeting.
- Onramps for LKTKS in the Council’s decision-making process, first draft reviewed by Taskforce in April 2020. This document will be updated per Taskforce discussion and recommendations for its next meeting.
- The LKTKS Taskforce has begun work to identify sources of LKTKS information, including building a bibliography. The Taskforce is currently moving forward with this work by identifying additional sources of literature, types of data (i.e., oral testimonies or subsistence maps), where to find them, and discussing different platforms to make this tool available for future use.
- Council January 2020 motion.