Indian time: time, seasonality, and culture in Traditional Ecological Knowledge of climate change

  title={Indian time: time, seasonality, and culture in Traditional Ecological Knowledge of climate change},
  author={Samantha Chisholm Hatfield and Elizabeth K. Marino and Kyle Powys Whyte and Kathie D. Dello and Philip W. Mote},
  journal={Ecological Processes},
IntroductionWestern climate science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) represent complementary and overlapping views of the causes and consequences of change. In particular, observations of changes in abundance, distribution, phenology, or behavior of the natural environment (including plants and animals) can have a rich cultural and spiritual interpretation in Indigenous communities that may not be present in western science epistemologies.ResultsUsing interviews with Indigenous elders… 

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