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Samson Cree Nation

The traditional lands of the Samson Cree Nation (based in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada) are increasingly the target of industrial development projects. The Samson Cree Consultation Unit manages projects with industry to ensure that the Samson Cree Nation’s interests and traditional lands are represented.

To assist the Consultation Unit refine and improve their traditional land use information, industry consultation and reporting, ESS developed the Samson Cree Nation Cultural and Ecological Information Management System (CEIMS). The system has helped to manage cultural information, disseminate relevant information to developers, manage project time frames and guidelines, and begin to develop a cultural monitoring program to measure the cumulative impacts of development.

Solutions provided:

Cultural heritage and traditional knowledge recording

Assessing cultural and ecological impacts from industry

Community-based monitoring