Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 3) – Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements

Date: 2008-2009

EcoPlan conducted a third round of pilot projects at the Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis settlements, refining the processes and tools used in previous pilot phases. These projects began with training and capacity building exercises, a needs assessment and gap analysis of available information, technical preparation, a community orientation and an extensive interview process. Innovations in this pilot round included archival research of scrip, homestead and trapline records, and ground-truthing fieldwork using GPS technology and audio/visual data. The end result of the research was the production of traditional use atlases of the Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements.