The Dena Kayeh Institute (“DKI”) is a non-profit society that was established in 2004 and created to empower, preserve, and protect the Kaska Dena language, oral traditions, history, culture, and traditional knowledge. The BC Kaska communities have designated DKI as their representative to administer the collection and management of their Traditional Knowledge, which focuses on the collection, storage and management of traditional ecological knowledge that provides for:
The primary work of DKI over the past year is to work with the Kaska communities on designing an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) within the Kaska Ancestral Territory in BC. Our efforts will include numerous community meetings, interviews with Elders and land stewards, reviewing traditional knowledge within our database, developing and implementing communication strategies to reach those Kaska citizens living out of the communities and to begin to illustrate how the Dane nan yḗ dāh land guardian program will be incorporated into the management of the IPCA.
Kaska Dena Conservation Analysis for an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area in British Columbia.
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