Helping you preserve knowledge for future generations.
Throughout the past decade, we have had the privilege of conducting traditional knowledge interviews in over 50 communities across Ontario and Manitoba. Having sat down with over 500 Elders, we have established a proven methodology that respectfully documents the invaluable stories told by Elders.
The knowledge that is shared in interviews always remains the property of the community and can be used to guide important decision-making in addition to teaching future generations about their history. Our team is incredibly fortunate to play a part in documenting oral histories, and we have built lasting connections with many of the Elders, knowledge holders, and storytellers we have sat down with.
Your traditional knowledge is invaluable. We can help you protect it.
From interviewing Elders to digitizing historical community maps, our team has developed respectful practices that help protect the knowledge that is shared with us. Our traditional knowledge services can assist your community with the following:
- Protection of your rights and title
- Increased negotiating power with government and industry
- Protecting sacred sites and areas
- Informed resource management
- Land use planning and development
Create impactful deliverables.
The moments that are shared during the traditional knowledge gathering process can be used in incredibly impactful ways. The following deliverables can help support the transfer of oral histories within your community:
- Teaching Tools for Youth: Documented teachings, stories, and knowledge can be used in historical or land-based education.
- Traditional Knowledge Database: An organized GIS database can help with preserving and presenting traditional knowledge.
- Videos Honouring Elders: Recordings of Elders can be compiled into a video honoring an individual or community.
“I have worked with CE Strategies to develop a Land Use Plan for our community. The project was completed ahead of schedule. Very professional. Interviews conducted with community members were done in a respectful manner. Traditional Knowledge was part of the planning process and done in a way that reflects our Anishinaabe lifestyle. The Plan itself assisted the community in accessing other pots of funding. It showed funders that we know what we want as a community. The community is excited to see their thoughts and dreams put on paper for them to see. It is a living breathing document that can be changed and altered as time goes by. Miigwetch to CE Strategies.”
– ALLAN YERXA SR., COUCHICHING FIRST NATION