Participatory community development research alongside Garden Hill First Nation (FN), Wasagamack FN and other East-side FN community members is the focus of this Mitacs research. Student interns will assist in recording each community’s traditional land use through maps, videos, interviews, development of plans and branding. A geographical information system will allow an analysis of different natural resources and land uses. This research will build capacity in the community to plan and implement sustainable development in the East-side communities considering cultural priorities.
The research plan has been jointly proposed by the academics of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development and Cameco Corporation to meet the needs of industry, federal/provincial/local governments, and Northern Saskatchewan residents by researching key issues related to northern development and governance strategies.