2003 Traditional Knowledge and Socio-Economic Studies in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13402
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: Mar 12, 2003
Project Team: Gord Rozon

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (north) Ltd., Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada conducted a number of baseline studies during 2001 and 2002 as part of the Mackenzie Delta Gas Opportunity. These studies are being continued in 2003. Local knowledge and technical/scientific research, in combination with a synthesis of existing technical information, is being used to develop a suitable knowledge base for planning, assessment of impacts and development of environmental protection plans. The primary focus of the socio-economic study in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region is to identify, collect and verify socio-economic baseline information using participatory communitydriven research methods. The traditional knowledge study will involve gathering documented and new knowledge and producing a report that will provide specific information needs of the Mackenzie Gas Project, facilitate meaningful community participation and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for the use of traditional knowledge in the environmental assessment. This study will proceed under the guidance of a working group that includes community representation.