I have come across a few initiatives and projects on the web through various searches and find it admirable that there are initiatives out there (many publicly funded) that are grounded in collaborative efforts between Western and First Nations methods.
For example, the Canadian Boreal Initiative’s mandate is to “support effective land use planning exercises using science and traditional ecological knowledge and participating with governments and Aboriginal people.”
Initiatives like these are critical for society as a whole. Collaboration is both effective and inclusive. Working together to solve serious issues should be performed wherever possible.