Consultation Support and Legal Services
MAPS has served several Aboriginal organizations and communities in and beyond Atlantic Canada in facilitating consultation with governments and industry. It has also provided legal representation services to First Nations in Nova Scotia.
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.
Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Lawrencetown, NS
Gorsebrook Research Institute fo Atlantic Canadian Studies, St. Mary’s Univ., Halifax
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG), Middleton, NS
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, Lunenburg, NS
Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, Kempt, NS (member)
Mi’kma’ki is the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation. Mi’kmaki All Points Services (MAPS) is a new and innovative company that reflects Mi’kmaq values and is active in Building Bridges Through Partnerships within our territory and beyond.