Representing collective body of traditional knowledge.
Traditional Fishing Areas within the study are highlighed in BLUE.
Traditional Hunting Areas within the study are highlighted in RED.
TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE STUDIES
The Aboriginal community have a long-existing, unique and special relationship with the land and its’ resources which involves exploitation and conservation as well as spiritual ideologies. This knowledge is held by Aboriginal individuals and has been passed on from generation to generation; kisaku kinutemuatel mijuijij (Mi’kmaq).
Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies (TEKS) gather and document the collective body of ecological knowledge which is held by the Aboriginal people. These studies may accompany an Environmental Assessment or Impact Statement but can also document the knowledge as a community project. Read more
The TEKS will provide assurances that the Aboriginal use and knowledge of the area in question and its’ resources are considered within the overall environmental presentation and as well, will further ensure that the Environmental Assessment required is thorough.
A Traditional Ecological Knowledge Study achieves to document and analyze information gathered regarding the special relationship between the people and the land.
A TEKS can help provide a better understanding of an area prior to being developed.
The Traditional Ecological Knowledge Study consists of three major components:
+ A Historical Review regarding past occupation and use of the area
+ Traditional Land and Resource Use Activities
+ A Traditional Signicance Species Analysis
At the end of the study, the final delivery is usually a report with a summary of the data collected, along with accompanying maps. View less