Kitsumkalum Traditional Use Study Interim Report for Pacific Northwest LNG/Petronas

This interim report summarizes the written literature on the Kitsumkalum First Nation in regards to their traditional land use practices within their traditional territory. However, a majority of authors have discussed the Tsimshian more generally and this is reflected in the content of this document. This interim report seeks to accomplish the following goals: identify gaps in existing knowledge and the limits of available data; evaluate the physical and cultural potential of the landscape; assess temporal changes to the landscape and the resulting impacts on settlement and subsistence patterns; formulate cultural land-use patterns; evaluate previous traditional land use studies; assess the integrity of the study area; and frame research or resource management objectives through an appropriate survey and sampling strategy. The report states that the key Indigenous and ceremonial fisheries that will be impacted near Ridley Island include: Pacific salmon, halibut, ling cod, herring, sole Dungeness crab, prawns, and bivalves. However, this project was approved without the consent of the Kitsumkalum/Tsimshian nation.

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Author Crossroads Cultural Resource Management
Data Steward Kitsumkalum First Nation
Publication Year 2014