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Including Aboriginal values in resource management through enhanced geospatial communication

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2008

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Elliot, Nancy J., 2008, Including Aboriginal values in resource management through enhanced geospatial communication: University of Northern British Columbia (Canada).

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First Nations use contemporary maps and mapping tools in resource management and planning. Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) reflect the values, perceptions, and priorities of a Western-based Scientific worldview (WBSW). Traditional Aboriginal values are based in a traditional Aboriginal worldview (TAW), which can be very different from a WBSW. Therefore, maps and GIS may impede the communication of a TAW to resource managers and planners. The goal of this thesis was to evaluate and enhance the capacity to incorporate a TAW in mapping and GIS. I developed the Geographic Valuation System (GVS) in collaboration with research participants from the Halfway River First Nation (HRFN) and the University of Northern British Columbia [...]

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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