Bringing visibility to the resource pressures on S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō traditional territory): an analysis of referrals from 2008

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Date created: 
2013-12-03
Identifier: 
etd8393
Keywords: 
Stó:lō
Referrals
Cultural resource management
Geographic Information System
S’ólh Téméxw Use Plan
Self-government
Abstract: 

As the Aboriginal people of the Lower Fraser River watershed in southwestern British Columbia, the Stó:lō people hold Aboriginal title to their traditional territory and the Aboriginal right of self-government. Inherent to both these rights is the right to make decisions on how the land and resources of their traditional territory are used. This research project contributes to the Stó:lō people’s ongoing efforts to assert their Aboriginal rights through cultural resource management. Stó:lō Nation receive referrals from the government detailing applications by proponents to carry out activities on their traditional territory. By categorizing these referrals and adding them to a Geographic Information System, this research project creates a landscape-level picture of the resource pressures on the Stó:lō people’s traditional territory and the threats these pressures pose to Stó:lō cultural resources. The resulting aggregate picture assists the Stó:lō people in decision-making and strategic planning around referrals management and culture resource protection.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Copyright remains with the author. The author granted permission for the file to be printed, but not for the text to be copied and pasted.
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Supervisor(s): 
John Welch
Department: 
Environment: School of Resource and Environmental Management
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.R.M. (Planning)
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