The Power of Traditional Use Studies in British Columbia

04/23/2008 9:00 am
04/26/2008 5:00 pm

Traditional use studies have been underway in many British Columbia aboriginal communities for over a decade. These studies have been applied in a wide range of contexts, from the more common referral response support, to the establishment of boundaries and working overlap agreements between neighbouring First Nations, to their use in proactive land use planning (at local and strategic levels), to demonstrating use and occupancy in the context of aboriginal title litigation and specific claims. The papers in this session will draw on specific cases of how these studies have been conducted and how they have been used, to critically examine the power of traditional use studies in the dynamic of aboriginal relations with the state, and between and within individual aboriginal communities.

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC (Marriott Hotel, downtown)
23th-26th April, 2008

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. Presentations are usually scheduled as 20 minute presentations (including questions).

Registration costs

Regular: $85.00 Canadian
Student: $45.00 Canadian