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In Stevenson, M.G. and D.C. Natcher (Eds.). (2009). Changing the Culture of Forestry in Canada : Building Effective Institutions for Aboriginal Engagement
 

Summary: In Stevenson, M.G. and D.C. Natcher (Eds.). (2009). Changing the Culture of
Forestry in Canada : Building Effective Institutions for Aboriginal Engagement
in Sustainable Forest Management. Edmonton: CCI Press and Sustainable Forest
Management Network.
85
Chapter Six
Developing Criteria and Indicators for Aboriginal Forestry:
Mutual Learning through Collaborative Research
Marie Saint-Arnaud, Hugo Asselin, Claire Dubé, Yvan Croteau,
and Charlie Papatie
Introduction
Over the past few years, community-based criteria and indicators (C&I) frameworks have
been developed by several First Nations throughout Canada in an effort to better define
Aboriginal forestry. In some cases, the development process has been an empowering
exercise, but implementation still often remains a challenge. In this chapter we discuss
how culturally adapted C&I frameworks can be used as an adaptive strategy for
implementing Aboriginal forestry in Canada. In particular, we will present results from a
collaborative research project undertaken with the Anicinapek of Kitcisakik in Quebec.1
An environmental education approach was adopted which allowed `voice' to be given to
the people of Kitcisakik in order to characterize their representations of the forest and

  

Source: Asselin, Hugo - Chaire de recherche du Canada en foresterie autochtone, Département des sciences du développement humain et social, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology