Our Projects

Further building on the training and collaborative research relationship established in the previous two CHA projects, Kwusen continued work with Secwépemc CH Researchers to complete a third CHA project .

Building on previous training and mentorship, Kwusen continued working collaboratively with the participating Secwépemc Parties to complete a CHA project regarding the Chase Creek Road to Chase West and Chase West to Jade Mountain Four-Laning Projects.

Kwusen has completed a collaborative Cultural Heritage Assessment (CHA) project with the Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith, and Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band (the Secwépemc Parties) regarding the proposed Salmon Arm West Project.

Kwusen worked in collaboration with Mikisew Cree First Nation in the production of the documentary film "The Buffalo Hunters".

Kwusen worked collaboratively with the P'egp'ig'lha Council on a Traditional Use and Occupancy Study.

Kwusen worked collaboratively with the Upper Nicola Band (UNB) to conduct a Traditional Use Study in relation to the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.

Kwusen worked collaboratively with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and ACFN’s Industry Relations Corporation to conduct a Traditional Land Use study in regards to Imperial’s proposed Aspen SAGD development.

Kwusen is working with Dr. Trevor Lantz in the School of Environmental Studies – Ethnoecology lab at the University of Victoria to develop a KnowledgeKeeper for research carried out in the Inuvialuit communities in the Gwitch’in Region of the Northwest Territories.

Kwusen is working with Dr. Trevor Lantz in the School of Environmental Studies – Ethnoecology lab at the University of Victoria to develop a KnowledgeKeeper for research carried out in the Inuvialuit communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Kwusen worked collaboratively with the Fort McKay First Nation and the Fort McKay Sustainability Department to conduct a Traditional Land Use study in regards to VCI's proposed SAGD development. Completed in 2014.

Kwusen worked collaboratively with Fort McKay First Nation and the Fort McKay Sustainability Department to conduct a Traditional Land Use study in regards to Koch’s proposed Dunkirk development. Completed in 2014.

Moose Lake is one of the few remaining refuges for Fort McKay residents and surrounding First Nations.

Twenty-one TUS Interviews were conducted between February and November 2012 with a final report delivered to the KFN and BC Hydro in February 2013.

Twenty-one TUS Interviews were conducted between February and November 2012 with a final report delivered to the KFN and BC Hydro in January 2013.

Kwusen worked closely with Chief Leo Omani, Ph.D of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation to co-author a book summarizing the community history of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation. This book considers the Dakota historical narrative in the context of present day Dakota and their relationship with the Crown.

SaskPower proposed to construct the Shore Gold Diamond Mine Transmission Line, which included a 230kV transmission line and related infrastructure in the Fort à la Corne Forest, located near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and within Wahpeton Dakota Nation Traditional Territory.

Shore Gold proposed to construct and operate a diamond mine, the Star - Orion South Diamond Project (the Project), in the Fort à la Corne Forest, located near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and within Wahpeton Dakota Nation (WDN) Traditional Territory.