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Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe

Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe include knowledge, know- how, skills, practices and representations developed by communities by interacting with the natural environment. It includes areas such as traditional ecological wisdom, indigenous knowledge, knowledge about local fauna and flora, traditional healing systems, beliefs, and superstitions. Some common examples in relation to Newfoundland and Labrador include berry picking, trapping, sealing, fishing berths, food presentation, weather lore, nautical lore, logging, and animal husbandry.

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