Land Relationship Visioning

A Digital Self-Guided Resource For First Nation Land Practitioners

In collaboration with Canada Wildlife Service and the Ontario Aboriginal Lands Association, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services is pleased to introduce the Land Relationship Visioning Process and Toolkit.

 

This resource is designed to assist First Nation professionals assigned with land use planning tasks in their community. The aim of this resource is to braid western science with Indigenous Knowledge by bringing First Nation perspectives and priorities to land use planning.

 

Far too often a contemporary development-based model of land use planning looks too narrowly at the collective land for First Nation communities.  This results in plans that overlook key community conservation drivers within our communities:  species of importance, cultural spaces and heritage sites.
 

This resource will educate land use practitioners on what to inventory, document and protect on your land as determined by the community.  This record will help inform land use planning exercises in the community to ensure that appropriate community value will be assigned to areas not always included in most land use plans.


As Indigenous people, we do not “use” the land, but rather have a living relationship with the land. This resource guides you through the process of envisioning that relationship as a community by providing community engagement ideas and events, links to outside resources, datasheet and report templates, as well as a fully narrated slide deck that can be used for information sharing purposes.

Please watch this video on Land Relationship Visioning for a more in-depth look at Indigenous Land Management Planning .

 
For more information on the Land Relationship Visioning process, please contact Kassie McKeown, Technical Advisor – Indigenous Projects at k.mckeown@indigenousaware.com

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