2006 Traditional Knowledge Studies with the Katlodeeche First Nation
Principal Investigator: Martin, Sandy D (8)
Licence Number: 13931
Organization: Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited
Licensed Year(s): 2006
Issued: Jan 20, 2006

Project Description: The 2006 Traditional Knowledge Studies mark a continuation of Traditional Knowledge work initiated, as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project, with Katlodeeche First Nation in 2005. 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 key components of these studies include collecting existing knowledge, gathering new knowledge and producing a report in a manner that will provide for the specific Traditional Knowledge information needs of the Mackenzie Gas Project, facilitate meaningful participation by communities in the environmental assessment process, and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for the use of Traditional Knowledge in the environmental assessment. The Mackenzie Gas Project and/or AMEC Americas Ltd. will be subcontracting Katlodeeche First Nation to collect and document traditional knowledge for this project. Katlodeeche First Nation will determine content to be studied, determine study area boundaries, recommend methods for community participation, identify holders of traditional knowledge, and review maps and reports produced during the study.
The study will be conducted from January 20 to December 31, 2006 in parts of Katlodeeche First Nation traditional lands susceptible to potential effects from the Mackenzie Gas Project. Precise study locations are to be determined by the Katlodeeche First Nation Traditional Knowledge Working Group.