The Land Occupancy Laws And The Impacts Of Traditional Land Use On The Aboriginal Community

10176 WordsJan 3, 201641 Pages
TRADITIONAL USE STUDIES Chapter 1 1.1. The Traditional Use study Traditional Use Studies have been developed in research to study mainly the land occupancy laws and the impacts of Traditional Land Use on the aboriginal community in Canada. The primary purpose of Traditional Use Studies is to examine the Canadian First National and indigenous people around the world, and used in gathering knowledge about the contemporary and traditional land uses of the communities. For the last quarter of the century, Canada?s Aboriginal peoples have long documented the extent in which they have used traditional resources and lands both since and before the settlement of Europeans. For the aboriginal people of Canada, they have documented this data…show more content…
Interest in better forest management, consultation requirements, the protection of Aboriginal and treaty rights, forest certification, and government policies requirements all contribute to the expanding interest in traditional land use. However, collecting knowledge and information about Aboriginal peoples land use, and forest management?s integration has not been straightforward. While recognizing the benefits of this process of information collection, the Aboriginal peoples have been increasingly concerned about the ways in which their knowledge is being utilized. Financers, supporters, and forestry companies are increasingly concerned about guaranteeing access to this data and efficient methods of integrating it into forest planning and management. Traditional land use is a means for governments to protect the interests of land for the Aboriginal peoples but have been apprehensive about their probable impact on their capability of using and controlling access to Crown lands. All parties involved recognized that Traditional Land Use studies have become a vital instrument for Aboriginal peoples striving to declare priori claims to the lands the Aboriginal peoples have variably occupied, and to generate avenues in which the Aboriginal peoples can negotiate roles in the management of the land. In spite of the numerous studies to be developed, there has yet to be a
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