This database is part of the Traditional Knowledge and Contaminants Project, a research project conducted by ISER in collaboration with the Alaska Native Science Commission. The database contains information on contaminants in species of fish and animals harvested by Alaska Natives and examples of community initiatives taken in response to concerns about environmental change.
Primarily unpublished literature on &quot;Alaska Native Traditional Healing&quot; which is defined as Alaska Native beliefs and practices on illness, disease prevention, and health promotion. (PDF, 112KB)
This website was developed by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. It contains multimedia modules with interdisciplinary complex of indigenous knowledge related to mitigation and adaptation to environmental changes in the regions that have similar climate and face similar environmental problems in the Far North of Russia.
Using an ecozone sampling framework, the FNFNES aims to gather information with 100 randomly selected First Nations communities across Canada about: current traditional and store-bought food use; food security; testing traditional foods for nutrient values and environmental chemical hazards; and testing drinking water for heavy metals and surface water for pharmaceutical metabolites.
In 1997, Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute (GSCI) began work with Gwich'in elders on an ethnobotany project to record the use of this traditional knowledge in partnership with the Aurora Research Institute (ARI). The results of this research are available in a joint publication called 'Gwich'in Ethnobotany: Plants Used by the Gwich'in for Food, Medicine, Shelter and Tools' by Alestine Andre and Alan Fehr.
Information from this book and a Master's thesis by Alestine Andre (2006) called, Nan t'aih nakwits'inahtsìh (The Land Gives Us Strength) have been used to create our Gwich'in ethnobotany database. This database contains cultural knowledge about 43 plants traditionally used by the Gwich'in and is searchable by plant types and uses.
Professional Perspectives offers the views of health professionals on theories, techniques, research, and the application of narrative in health care and educational settings. Healing Narratives provides examples that demonstrate the therapeutic properties of writing and telling stories.
Ann Garibaldi 's book is a compilation of traditional medicinal plant use by Alaska Natives from across the state. This website gives goals and objectives of the book, resource links, and ordering information for the book. (Archived version of webpage).