Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project- Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (Update 2010 & 2011)
To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EcoPlan to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project. EcoPlan led an initial pilot project at the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement in 2004-2006. Due to project design, funding and timing constraints at the time of the pilot project, several project components were still under development and therefore were not completed as part of that work. These include detailed archival research, participant biographies, the settlement history write up and several other elements in the final atlas. For these reasons, the Buffalo Lake project was updated in 2010 and 2011, with support from EcoPlan International, to bring it up to a common standard and to include additional elders in the study.