Kasabonika Survey Results (Preliminary)

June 29, 2011

 Total Surveys (Families) 


 Total People in Families






 Not disclosed



0-12 - 39%  
13-19- 18%  
20-44- 32% 89% 
45-59 - 9%  
60+ - 2%  


Do you think that it is important that the community develop a plan to define geographic boundaries and land use activities on traditional lands?

YES               45       62.5% 
Uncertain 26 34.8% 


Which benefits are important (rankings)

 1.Preservation of traditions andway of life. 
 2.Protection of sensitive areas 
 3.Protection of cultural sites
 4.Community involvement in decision making within planning boundaries 
 5. Identification of economic opportunities.

What information do you think MNR can provide to assist in the development of the KLFN Land Use Plan? (In order of priority)

1. Information on current legislation and government policies pertaining to crown land. 
2. Information on how other area communities are proceeding with their plans. 
3. Active involvement in the planning process with the community. 
4. Providing scientific and land use planning information.
5. Base mapping for doing boundary and special area mapping. 
6. Providing geological information.


What information/activity do you think is important to develop a land use plan that meets community needs (in order priority)

1. Information on how to preserve community lifestyles. 
2.  Good communication of plan information and updates to the membership at all stages.
3.  Extensive involvement of the membership in developing the plan.
4.  Information on locations of cultural sites and special areas.
5.  Accurate mapping to show boundaries.


Rating on priority of importance (Ranked)

1. Protecting the resource to maintain opportunities for hunting/fishing/trapping 71/72 agreed.  
2. Protecting land, air and water quality 71/72 agreed.
3. Focusing on preservation of the traditional way of life of the KLFN.  68/72 agreed.
4. Protecting special areas with cultural significance 69/72 agreed.
5. Putting a focus on enabling the KLFN to maintain itself as a viable community. 67/72 agreed
6.  Enhancing opportunities for economic development on reserve lands. 44/72 agreed.
7.  Establishing a climate to work cooperatively with other groups with an interest in the land base.  40/72 agreed.
8.  Identification of potential resource based economic development opportunities.  34/72 agreed.

Do you think that KLFN should establish procedures for enabling new types of land uses in the surrounding area with industry and government partners?

YES 26 38% 
NO 13 19% 
 69  100%
(3 no answers)   

Top species for protection:

Moose, Caribou, Geese, Ducks, Walleye, Whitefish


Do you have any suggestions about what type of process the community should use for approving the Land Use Plan?

Do you think KITO would be suitable?

YES                26     41.3% 
NO 4.7% 
 63 100% 

(2 people didn't know the term KITO), (no answer 9)


How concerned are you about mining company activity on traditional lands?

Very concerned 17   
  38 or 54% 
Neutral25   or 35%
  or 11% 
Very supportive   


Should new developments be put on hold until the Land Use Plan is done?

YES 55 77% 
NO 3% 
 71 100% 

Are there cultural areas which should be protected?

NO 16 26% 
 61 100% 
 No answer 11  


Average days spent by each family on the land.

36 responses - Average 90 days

45 days/family if taken over all families.

Most popular activities in order.




Please note that all written comments will be reproduced in the final report. Additional surveys have been received and are being compiled into a results summary for the final report. The final report will be available in July.

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