Dreamcatcher Informatics: a Web-based and Mobile Information System to Support Land Management, Consultation, and the 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 in order to create as full of a historical, cultural, and economic record as is possible as well as strong land use management/consultation, water management, 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: 1) transcribing and upload source material from the various archives (Peter Jones, Library and Archives Canada, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation) to Dreamcatcher, 2) using this source material, researching family life of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and the role of Indian Agents in their lives, and 3) disseminate the collected data through narratives written for inclusion in the Dreamcatcher system and through co-authoring of articles.

Heather MacDonald
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Donald Cowan
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