Lower Fraser Aboriginal Knowledge
The aim of the Lower Fraser Aboriginal Knowledge project is to identify important aboriginal areas to protect in case of an oil spill or emergency.
We interview experienced fishers to identify priority areas in each First Nation. During interviews, fishing sites, habitat sites and cultural sites are mapped.
The LFFA conducted 63 interviews in nine First Nations communities from Feb 2016 to March 2017. The LFFA plans to conduct 20 additional interviews by the end of 2017-18.
LFFA Maps - Aboriginal Knowledge Database
All the data collected is available at LFFA Maps: www.lffamaps.ca
LFFA Maps is an online database that can be accessed by authorized users in each First Nation.
The data can be used for a variety of purposes such as referrals, habitat restoration, land use planning, rights and title, education and any other purpose that each First Nation may find it useful for.
The 11 First Nations that participated in the LFAK project up to 2018 are:
- Seabird Island
- Shxwhá:y Village