Mi’kmaw protocols aim to steer development in archaeologically sensitive areas – CBC

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Jul 05, 2024

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs approved the protocols in April

A Mi’kmaw organization in Nova Scotia has released new protocols it hopes will guide development in archaeologically sensitive areas and make conversations with federal and provincial regulators easier.

The Mi’kmaw Archaeological Protocols, finalized after five years of consultation with Mi’kmaw communities around the province, would apply in situations where someone stumbled upon artifacts on a construction site — anything from pottery to items like hunting or woodworking tools, to cases like Nova Scotia Power’s Gaspereau dam project where work was halted when more than 300,000 Mi’kmaw artifacts were found.

But it would also apply before artifacts are uncovered, when there’s development happening on traditional lands or in proximity to a Mi’kmaw community, or even in cases where developers want to work in good faith with the Mi’kmaq.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mikmaw-protocols-development-archaeologically-sensitive-areas-1.7253541

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