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Information on our funding source: CURA - Our project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Community-Univeristy Research Alliance Program

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Aboriginal Forest Planning Process

The Aboriginal Forest Planning Process (AFPP) Guidebook is a community-based forest planning tool written primarily for First Nation communities. It may also be useful to managers and decision-makers in government agencies; forest tenure-holders; and other forest stakeholders who engage in planning with First Nations.

Principles for Conduct of Research in the Arctic

The document contains maps depicting areas of high use for subsistence activities, information about protected species, migration routes of some key subsistence use species and articulates some concerns of northern residents. In addition, the document contains contact information for relevant organizations, a timeline and a checklist for developing research plans. Taken together, this information can be used by researchers to improve communication with northern communities and plan research activities, particularly field expeditions, in keeping with the "Principles for Conduct of Research in the Arctic"

Case Study of the Waswanipi Cree Model Forest

Trevor Robertson completed this work for Gail Fondahl's Aboriginal Geography class in spring 2003. The Waswanipi Cree are the only Aboriginal group to lead the development of a model forest in Canada, and as Trevor explains, their experiences provide insight to co-management arrangements involving Aboriginal partners.

The Brightwater Environmental and Science Project: Respecting Traditional Ecological Knowledge - The Soul of a Tribal People

This report by Bev Kynoch originates from a CURA project at the University of Saskatchewan. The purpose was to overview Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) for use by educators. However, through researching the topic, important lessons were learned about the how Aboriginal knowledge and concepts of TEK have been misinterpreted. The report has implications for anyone working in Aboriginal communities.


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