Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project (Implementation Phase) – Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis Settlements
EcoPlan conducted three concurrent Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping projects in the Paddle Prairie, Kikino, and East Prairie Métis Settlements. This was the first phase of work that moved beyond ‘pilot’ status and into implementation. Following a similar format to the pilot projects, the work included an initial assessment, an interview process, a rigorous ground-truthing and validation process, and extensive archival research. Data management and storage initiatives paved the way for ongoing data collection and effective monitoring and evaluation. Atlases of traditional land use and historical communities of the Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis were the final result of this project, a groundbreaking traditional land use study that was the culmination of years of development and refinement.