Indigenous Mapping for Stewardship and Cultural Heritage Management
September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
This five-day course by VIU’s Natural Resources Extension Program is designed for anyone working to ground Indigenous stewardship programs in community knowledge, oral history, ethnography, and mapping. This might include Indigenous stewardship staffs, their allies, and government / industry partners. Participants will design, conduct, and review a mock traditional land use study based on content relevant to participants’ work and interests. This course uses methods that are tried and tested by Indigenous communities around Canada as effective way to gather, preserve, and deploy knowledge around traditional land use and knowledge. Learnings will be founded in the history and context of Indigenous communities and land rights in Canada today.