Capacity Building

Capacity building within First Nations is an integral part of MAPS’ mandate. MAPS has developed TUS (Traditional Use) & TEK (Traditional Environmental Knowledge) research methodologies for Mi’kmaw organizations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. It has supplied TUS/TEK interviewer training for Mi’kmaw organizations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. MAPS has also provided GIS (Geographic Information Systems) implementation and technician training for Mi’kmaq organizations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

MAPS also fosters among Mi’kmaw youths the interest in science and science-based habitat stewardship and improvement techniques through hands-on training workshops and practical involvement in stewardship initiatives.