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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Peggy
dc.contributor.authorSymington-Armstrong, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-03T13:14:54Z
dc.date.available2018-07-03T13:14:54Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4236
dc.description.abstractCriteria and indicator (C&I) frameworks have been developed and implemented on national and international scales to measure sustainable forest management. The purpose of this research is to examine the reasons why Indigenous communities would develop local-level criteria and indicator frameworks, what the process is for their development and how they are being used. Criteria and indicators were collected from published and unpublished literature for six First Nation communities. The indicators were reorganized using researcher definitions of institutional, cultural, environmental, social and economic indicators for ease of data analysis. Representatives from each of the case studies were interviewed to provide contextual information about their framework development. Indigenous indicators capture values rooted in traditional knowledge and cultural practices and seek to remedy social issues centred on community well-being. In the last decade the use of C&I in forest management is declining, but C&I still serve as an important tool to collect data and values to measure change and achieving goals, especially at the local level.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSustainable forest managementen_US
dc.subjectTraditional ecological knowledgeen_US
dc.subjectCommunity well-beingen_US
dc.subjectAboriginal forestry in Canadaen_US
dc.titleComparing Aboriginal community-based criteria and indicators in forest management planningen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcLaren, Brian
dc.contributor.committeememberWest, Doug


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