Dreamcatcher Informatics: A Web-based/Mobile Information System for Aboriginal Land Management, Consultation, and Preservation of History, Culture, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

The role of this internship is to assist in reaching the SSHRC goal for the Dreamcatcher system of capturing cultural data, traditional ecological knowledge, and traditional land use, creating as full a historical, cultural, and economic record as possible, as well as strong land use management/consultation, water and asset management, and public health systems. This information will inform cultural research, treaty negotiations, and community development. This goal will be reached by the intern: (i) contribute to the Dreamcatcher database and GIS system by assessing concerns, utility, and potential applications from the legal perspective, (ii) research issues of admissibility and reliability of information as they related to the Dreamcatcher system and future legal claims, (iii) make recommendations in relation to information, GIS and the Dreamcatcher system as it relates to Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation land and water claims.

Intern: 
Sabina Chatterjee
Faculty Supervisor: 
Celia Haig-Brown
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Ontario
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