Following its recent analysis in Australia, SVA Consulting has been commissioned by the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI) to understand, estimate, and value the outcomes that have been and may be achieved through emerging Indigenous guardian work in the Northwest Territories, in comparison to the outcomes that have been achieved in Australia.
Drawing on the results from a choice experiment with two Canadian First Nations groups, this paper examines whether communication in a group-setting influences individual preferences for three land use alternatives: Industrial Development, Tourism Promotion, and Conservation & Restoration.
This thesis examines the cultural concept and role of the Land as healer in Indigenous communities in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut, and the importance of facilitating modern Land-based programs and activities for integrated health, education, and environmental outcomes.
The key ambition of this study was to build a shared understanding on the economic future of Clayoquot Sound, and how all groups can collectively work together to transform, rather than adapt to the future. The main part of this work was the transformative scenario planning (TSP) approach, where the goal was for participants to develop stories around possible futures, and to reflect on risks and opportunities in the region, including those which could be unexpected.
This project is the most comprehensive global analysis of sustainable livelihoods initiatives involving Indigenous Peoples. This report describes their distinct organizational missions and strategies, and explores the architecture of their governance, networks, funding and resource-base, as well as their successes and failures.
In partnership with the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and the District of Tofino, GVS is advancing pilot projects to build First Nations Ecosystem Management and Stewardship (EMS) in Clayoquot Sound. EMS programs have the potential to (1) diversify the local economy; (2) produce jobs for First Nations and youth; and (3) help sustain the environment in the region and maintain the competitiveness of the local tourism economy.
This paper seeks to answer the following questions to further dialogue on PES (1) to understand and document any PES programs in Clayoquot Sound; (2) to assess the acceptability of PES among a broader group of stakeholders (industry, civil actors, NGOs and the general public); and (3) to explore the potential of PES for First Nations and describe what this involvement will look like. To answer these questions we conducted five focus groups and a discussion in March and April 2016.
The purpose of this project is to explore the application of traditional fire management integrated in a carbon trade framework to the Tsilhqot’in title lands and Dasiqox Tribal Park area, in central British Columbia. Generating revenue to prevent carbon emissions from devastating late season fires, estimated at many thousands of tonnes, could provide important income to Tsilhqot’in members and support conservation and restoration efforts on their lands.
How can Indigenous Peoples benefit from EMS programs? This one-pager summarizes and reviews the context and the key elements of Webinar 4: EMS: Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples