T.E.K Workforce Development

To protect and expand California Tribes’ living cultural resources (per AB52) by demonstrating to Tribal communities possible workforce development through Traditional Ecological Knowledge or ITEK

To provide local year-round, good quality, living-wage work and economic development for Tribal community through land management, restoration, and disaster recovery contracting on local, state, federal public lands

protect and expand California Tribes’ living cultural resources

raditional Ecological Knowledge or ITEK and sharing information and knowledge that serves Native people in Climate Change Adaptation and Nation Building

 

To train, certify, and provide work opportunities for Tribal members and a Tribal-led ecological workforce to manage, protect, and expand Tribal living cultural resources, gathering sites, and cultural landscapes

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Our Mission

We are dedicated to showcasing the potential of workforce development through Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), empowering Tribal communities. By sharing vital information on Climate Change Adaptation and Nation Building, we aim to serve Native people effectively. Through training, certification, and employment opportunities, we strive to establish a Tribal-led ecological workforce proficient in managing, protecting, and expanding Tribal living cultural resources. Our commitment extends to providing year-round, high-quality, living-wage jobs and fostering economic development within Tribal communities through land management, restoration, and disaster recovery contracting on public lands.