Urban Resilience – The Importance of City Forests
Indigenous knowledge, also known as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), is essentially the cumulative body of knowledge associated with ecological relationships, which is handed down through generations by Indigenous people. Indigenous knowledge is also the social capital of the poor, their main asset to invest in the struggle for survival, to produce food, to provide for shelter or to achieve control of their own lives. People are familiar with indigenous practices and technologies. They can understand, handle, and maintain them better than Western practices and technologies. Indigenous knowledge also draws on local resources.