Community KnowledgeKeeper (CKK)
CKK is a customized online mapping and data management system used to support consultation, environmental research, traditional land use studies and archiving. Kwusen has developed the CKK as a means to meet common data management and mapping needs of Indigenous communities who are faced with complex issues of land and resource management.
Consultation with government and industry can be simplified by having proponents submit project information directly through an online portal in the CKK. With the online submission of project information and location data, communities can instantly view planned development in relation to records of community land use activities, community selected protected areas, endangered species habitat, and other environmental data. The CKK provides a snap-shot assessment for staff to identify a community’s potential concerns and conflicts.
By providing a community with a single window to view the interactions between industrial development and mapped Indigenous and scientific knowledge, the CKK facilitates informed community-based decision making and allows for the assessment of all industrial development in their territory.
For more information, visit the Community KnowledgeKeeper site.