2004 Traditional Knowledge and Socio-Economic Studies in the Gwich'in Settlement Area

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area

Tags: petroleum industry, traditional knowledge, socio-economics, Gwich'in, Mackenzie Gas Project, environmental protection plan

Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13685
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: Jul 15, 2004
Project Team: Gord Rozon

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Ventures Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Limited, Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties have conducted a number of baseline studies beginning in 2001. 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 Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA) is to identify, collect and verify socio-economic baseline information using participatory community driven research methods. The key components will include collecting existing knowledge, gathering new knowledge and producing a report that will provide for the specific information needs of the Mackenzie Gas Project. The Gwich'in Social and Cultural Institute will conduct the study. The study will proceed under the guidance of a Gwich'in Traditional Knowledge Working Group.