Tracking Change: The Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance

Project subgrant in partnership with University of Alberta

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

This six-year project, led by the University of Alberta, the Mackenzie River Basin Board, and the Government of the Northwest Territories in collaboration with many other Indigenous partner organizations and universities, aims to create opportunities to collaboratively document and share local and traditional knowledge about socio-ecological change in the Mackenzie River Basin, Lower Mekong, and Lower Amazon Basins, as well as determine the implications of this knowledge for watershed governance. The ILRU’s work within this extensive project focuses on developing a toolkit on governance that engages with the legal traditions in Treaty 8 territory.