MAPS draws upon over eighty (80) years of experience to offer a variety of services to meet your distinct needs. We take a team approach and can draw upon an extensive network of resources to offer solutions that work for you.
Partnerships and Capacity Building
- Proposal Writing, Training
- Project Management
- Cultural Awareness Workshops
- Strategic Communications
- Band governance
Mediation and Dispute Resolution
- Negotiation of Land and Claims Related Matters
- Advisory Services on Intergovernmental Affairs
- Corporate Services
- Consultation Support
Aboriginal Land Use Research
- Land Use Mapping
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ATK, MEKS) Studies
- Social / Cultural Impact Assessments
- Species at Risk Research
- Geographic Information Systems
Atlantic Salmon ATK Research and Habitat Stewardship:
Documenting ATK (Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge) relating to Atlantic salmon and incorporating this traditional knowledge into recovery strategies for this threatened species. Fostering stewardship motivation and science-based skills among Mi’kmaw youths by providing hands-on workshops in technical environmental monitoring and rehabilitation techniques. AFSAR (Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk) and HSP (Habitat Stewardship Programme) initiatives through Environment Canada/Fisheries & Oceans Canada”
MAPS Salmon ATK Announcement
Mi’kmaw Ecological Knowledge Study (MEKS):
Mi’kmaw Ecological Knowledge Studies. These studies gather and document the collective body of ecological knowledge relating to specific areas or species. These studies may form part of environmental impact statements or assessments of proposed development projects, or recovery initiatives for species at risk”.
If you are (or have been) hunting, fishing, or gathering any plants or other resources in this area, please contact our office to let us know, or tell us about it on our facebook page.
Climate Change Adaptation Project:
Developing in collaboration with Applied Geomatics Research Group a digital flood risk assessment and prediction model for the Mi’kmaw community of Indian Brook, NS
Innu History Commemoration:
Proposing community-identified site(s) in Labrador as National Historic Site(s) commemorating Innu history and culture. Parks Canada Agency, St. John’s NL.
Pjila’si Mikma’ki: Mi’kmaw Place Names Digital Atlas and Website Project.
A project by Saint Mary’s University’s Gorsebrook Research Institute, in cooperation with the Tripartite Forum Culture and Heritage Committee, the Mikmaw Association of Cultural Studies, the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Parks Canada Agency, the Nova Scotia Museum, and MAPS.Pjilasi Mikmaki flyer Nov 2011
Retracing the Ancient Mi’kmaw Travel Route Along the Sipekne’katik (Shubenacadie) River, Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2012:
A joint initiative with participants from St. Mary’s University’s Pjila’si Mi’kma’ki Project (s. ‘Resources’ section), Parks Canada, the Nova Scotia of Natural History, and MAPS.
YouTube slide show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4kvcrLwo6M
Mi’kmaq-Maliseet Nations News article:http://www.mmnn.ca/2012/08/paddling-the-shubenacadie-river/