The goal of this project was the explore the parameters to consider to encourage the participation of the Innu Nation in the Quebec Bird Breeding Atlas (QBBA), then presenting drafts of various projects which could contribute to this involvement.
Innu traditional territory is the boreal forest covering the administrative regions of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and the North Shore. Because of their intimate knowledge of the land as well as their traditional knowledge, it was strategically essential for Innus to be involved in the latest edition of the QBBA.
AMIK was chosen by the Canadian Wildlife Service to encourage Innu nation participation in the QBBA. Between January and March 2010, consultations were held in six Innu communities on the North Shore (Essipit, Pessamit, Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, Ekuanitshit, Nutashkuan and Unamen Shipu) and one Innu community from Lac-Saint- Jean, Mashteuiash, to determine ways in which the nation could contribute to the QBBA.
Delivereable: Final Report – Innu Nation Participation in the Quebec Bird Breeding Atlas
Financial Partner: Canadian Wildlife Service
Partners: Bird Studies Canada, Regroupement QuébecOiseaux,
Project Manager: Francis Gallant