• Historic study of role of Indigenous firefighters in wildfire management

  • Social science study on Indigenous cultural burning practices

  • Participatory wildfire management planning with an Indigenous community

  • Social science case study with an Indigenous community that’s been evacuated by a wildfire

  • Historic study of Indigenous burning practices using early explorer accounts

  • Assessing the trade-offs of Indigenous and Western land use values on forest carbon emissions

  • Mapping of flora and fauna used for traditional and/or medicinal purposes


Sample Project Ideas

  • NRCan Research Areas:

    • Forestry (e.g., forest fire, forest restoration and land reclamation)

    • Energy research (e.g. bioenergy)

    • Oil sands research (e.g. resource extraction, upgrading)

    • Reclamation and tailings (e.g. water management, emissions reduction)

    • GIS (e.g. mapping, data creation, web data creation)

    • Property rights and boundary issues, including water boundaries

    • Capacity building (e.g. onsite training for First Nations communities on matters related to land management, surveys and mapping)

    • First Nations Land Management (under the First Nations Land Management Act)

    • Land surveying

  • Create maps for Google Earth based on traditional, territorial or other boundaries. This project could cover a large area (e.g. provincial, national) or be localized for the benefit of a particular First Nation.

  • A comparison of water quality assessments using traditional and western analytical data.

  • Evaluation of energy resources used in traditional communities


 
 

Potential Output Formats:

  • Audio files (e.g. Podcasts, audio documentary, music)

  • Video files and visual works (e.g. Documentaries, time-lapses, film, info graphics, art projects, posters)

  • Web applications

  • Social Media (e.g. Facebook or Instagram feed)

  • Written works (e.g. reports, stories)

  • Educational tools (e.g. poster, how-to-guide, video)