MNLA February 20 & 21st 2021
The purpose of this study is to collect information from community members of how the land was an important part of family and community life growing up in the Qu’Appelle Valley and surrounding area.
The current generation of Elders are growing older and it is very important to capture their traditional knowledge of the Region while there is still time to do so.
Rapid expansion of resource development activities that are disturbing the land and possibly impacting traditional land use by Métis people is also a factor.
Educating industry and other users will provide a mechanism for input into managing natural resources and encourage consultation with Métis traditional land users.
In partnership with Métis Nation - Saskatchewan (MN-S) and Parks Canada we have the privelege of conducting this study to add to the collective of stories, mapping and history of Metis Homeland in Saskatchewan.
The study focuses on MN-S Eastern Region III, which start near Qu’Appelle Valley and runs as far south as the US border. ERIII is home to 8 Locals in Fort Qu’Appelle, Lestock, Estevan, Lebret, Weyburn, Sintaluta, Rocanville and Moose Mountain.
In order for the study to be successful, we need your participation. You control the narrative; you choose the questions. We created a process centered around you and your comfort level.
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