Northern Aboriginal Research and Development Alliance (NARDA)

The Northern Aboriginal Research and Development Alliance (NARDA) serves as a central, common resource for use in support of faculty research and development with First Nations in the area of land use and management. It also provides an opportunity for UNBC researchers to work with First Nations to meet their needs for research, co-ordination, capacity building, fund raising, and extension. Inaugural projects include: 1) a partnership with the Halfway River First Nation concerning identification, communication, and inclusion of TEK in resource planning processes and the incorporation of an Aboriginal worldview into mapping and GIS; and, 2) a joint project with the John Prince Research Forest and Tl’azt’en Nation to develop an adaptable framework of criteria and indicators for directing successful forest management partnerships between First Nations and other stakeholders.