The KelipiCamas project bridges the gap between modern land management practices and traditional Indigenous ways of knowing. Kelipi Camas builds on past success to move forward with restorative efforts on behalf of regional Native flora and to deepen understanding, knowledge, and engagement through seasonal harvests; to develop and implement cultural programming for the community as well as volunteer training in Traditional Ecological Knowledge; and to travel to other urban and rural communities to share KelipiCamas’ model of social sustainability.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK)  describes sustainable land management practices used by Indigenous peoples pre-colonization through the present, and reflects a holistic system of knowledge- built of Indigenous science, spirituality, and belief systems.