Traditional Ecological Knowledge: An Anishnabe Woman's Perspective

  • Deborah McGregor Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and the Head of Aboriginal Affairs for Environment Canada's Ontario Region
Keywords: Ojibwa Women


Analysis of recent literature is combined with the author's life experience to produce a personal yet academically supported reflection on the current state of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) research in Canada as it relates to Aboriginal women. Issues around Western scientific attempts to quantify and document what is essentially a way of life are discussed. Examples of Aboriginal women's efforts to carry on their traditional roles in the face of increasing research pressure are briefly presented.