The Lubicon Lake Band (LLB) Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Study (TLUOS)
The TLUOS project will be completed by LLB members and be led by the newly hired project coordinator, Corrine Gladue. Following project setup and training, Corrine will be busy completing interviews with LLB members to record their knowledge and use of the land.
Continued project research will include visits to and careful recording of important sites (e.g. homesteads, cabins, camps, gravesites, medicine sites, moose licks). The project will result in the development of a secure collection of database records and maps that identify both historic and current traditional use of Lubicon traditional lands.
Project results will be used to support negotiations and new working relationships with Government and Industry. The project will also create opportunities to educate LLB youth about their traditions and involve them in new efforts to care for their traditional lands.
Generous sponsorship from the Government of Alberta (Aboriginal Relations) has made start of the TLUOS project possible. LLB is currently negotiating sponsorship from Industry partners to secure additional funding necessary for project work completion.
On-site technical training and support will be provided by Little River Company Ltd. To learn more about the project and how you can participate or contribute to its success, call Corrine at the LLB Office, 780-629-2356.