Xwísten Traditional Lands StudyXwísten Human Resources Policy

Xwísten Traditional Lands Study Date: 2014-2015 Land tenure on First Nation reserves can be complicated. Without clarity of tenure, it can create community conflict and stall community development. EcoPlan worked with Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) to tackle this challenging issue. Through research and interviews, EcoPlan and Xwísten developed a greater understanding of family connections […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project- Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (Update 2010 & 2011)

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project- Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (Update 2010 & 2011) Date: 2010-2011 To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EcoPlan to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project. EcoPlan led an initial pilot project […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project (Implementation Phase) – Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Project (Implementation Phase) – Paddle Prairie, Kikino and East Prairie Métis Settlements Date: 2009-2011 EcoPlan conducted three concurrent Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping projects in the Paddle Prairie, Kikino, and East Prairie Métis Settlements. This was the first phase of work that moved beyond ‘pilot’ status and […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 3) – Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 3) – Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlements Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a third round of pilot projects at the Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis settlements, refining the processes and tools used in previous pilot phases. These projects began with training and capacity building exercises, a needs assessment and […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 2) – Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 2) – Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements Date: 2007-2009 EcoPlan conducted a second pilot phase of the Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping project that focused on the Gift Lake and Peavine Métis Settlements. Information was recorded on interview forms and maps that were […]

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 1) – Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

Traditional Land Use and Historical Communities Mapping Pilot Project (Phase 1) – Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement Date: 2004-2005 To help facilitate the recognition of Métis Aboriginal rights, the Métis Settlements General Council (MSGC) retained EcoPlan to assist in the Métis Traditional Settlements Traditional Land Use Mapping and Oral History Project. EcoPlan led a an initial pilot project […]

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development Date: 2016 EcoPlan was retained by Elizabeth Lake Métis Settlement (EMS) to provide a review of the community’s issues, concerns, and suggested mitigation regarding potential impacts to their traditional use areas from the developments proposed for the Cold Lake Oil Sands Area. The review built on […]

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development

Traditional Land Use and Environmental Impacts of Proposed CNRL Development Date: 2016 EcoPlan was retained by Elizabeth Lake Métis Settlement (EMS) to provide a review of the community’s issues, concerns, and suggested mitigation regarding potential impacts to their traditional use areas from the developments proposed for the Cold Lake Oil Sands Area. The review built on […]

Powley

Powley Date: 2005-2016 EPI worked with the Metis Settlements of Alberta for over 10 years to gather evidence for their efforts to assert Aboriginal Rights and meet the tests established by this landmark 2003 Supreme Court Decision. The work conducted resulted in an agreement between the Province of Alberta and the Metis Settlements.

Peavine Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Peavine Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 2000-2002 The Peavine Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis to determine a comprehensive dollar-based measure of compensation for non-market losses resulting from the construction and operation of the South Heart Reservoir. EcoPlan conducted interviews with Settlement members to explore the current and historical issues surrounding […]

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1998-2000 The Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis in order to determine net compensatory losses resulting from surface disturbances caused by ongoing petroleum development activity on the Settlement. Petroleum resources have been exploited on the Settlement since the 1950s and have proceeded […]

Kikino Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Kaniki Point Date: 2007-2010 William Trousdale provided expert witness testimony on this project that is still moving its way through the courts.The Kikino Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a compensation analysis for net damages resulting from the development of petroleum resources on the Settlement. Direct and widespread changes from petroleum-related activities have impacted, and […]

Gift Lake Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis

Gift Lake Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1996-2004 The Gift Lake Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to revise a 1997 value analysis of net compensatory losses caused by surface disturbances resulting from ongoing exploration, extraction, and transportation of oil and gas resources on the Settlement. Although previous compensation efforts focused on market-based resource losses, members […]

Buffalo Lake Cultural Education and Contemporary Skills Development

Buffalo Lake Cultural Education and Contemporary Skills Development Date: 2016-2017 Building on a Traditional Land Use (TLU) and Historical Communities (HC) Study completed in 2004, the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement (BLMS) hired EcoPlan to develop and facilitate an educational program exploring Métis culture, history and migration though mapping technologies. With input from BLMS teachers, researchers […]