Posted on: March 12, 2018

Title and rights: Gathering knowledge for traditional use study

Our WFN Community Research Team, with support provided by Kwusen Research & Media (our Traditional Use Studies consultants) have been conducting interviews and mapping traditional use with some of our Elders and knowledge holders. We have a total of 16 new interviews recorded and transcribed. This traditional use study is being conducted for the BC Hydro West Kelowna Transmission Project. The goal of the study is to understand the impacts this additional transmission line could have on community members’ land use.

There will be a follow up workshop in March. At the workshop community members who were interviewed will be invited to come together and verify the information we recorded. A discussion of potential project effects will take place to make sure the concerns and effects are summarized for BC Hydro.