KASABONIKA SURVEY RESULTS - JULY 2011

Total Surveys (Families) 112
Total People in Families 531 
Males 220 
Females 211 
Not disclosed 100 

Demographics, age

0-12         32%       
13-19 17%   
20-44 36% Total 0-44    85% 
45-59 10%   
60+ 5%   

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

Yes            82    73% 
No 2% 
Uncertain 28 25% 

Which benefits are important (rankings)

1. Preservation of traditional and way 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. Providing scientific and land use planning information.

4. Providing geological information.

5. Active involvement in the planning process with the community.

6. Base mapping for doing boundary and special area mapping.

 

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

1. Information on how to preserve community lifestyles.

2. Extensive involvement of the membership in developing the plan.

3. Good communication of plan information and updates to the membership at all stages.

4. Information on locations of cultural sites and special areas.

5. Accurate mapping to show boundaries.

 

Rating on Priority of importance (Ranked)

1. Protecting land, air and water quality 72/72 agreed 
2. Protecting the resource to maintain opportunities for hunting/fishing/trapping 71/72 agreed 
3. Protecting special areas with cultural significance 69/72 agreed 
4T. Focusing on preservation of the traditional way of life of the KLFN 68/72 agreed 
4T. Putting a focus on enabling the KLFN to maintain itself as a viable community67/72 agreed 
5. Enhancing opportunities for economic development on reserve lands 44/72 agreed 
6. Establishing a climate to work cooperatively with other groups with an interest in the land base 40/72 agreed 
7. 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                    55        51% 
No 14 13% 
Uncertain 39 36% 
 108100% 
(4 no answer)   

 

Top Species for Protection:

Moose, Caribou, Geese, Ducks, Walleye, Whitefish

Do you think KITO would be suitable for approving Land Use Plan?

Yes              51       50% 
No 4% 
Uncertain 46 46% 
 101 100% 
   

(2 People didn't know the term KITO) (no answers 10)

 

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

Very concerned      30              
  59 or 53% 
Concerned 29   

  
Neutral39  
    
Supportive11  
  13 or 12% 
Very Supportive 2   

(No answer 1) 

 

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

Yes             83      76% 
No 4% 
Uncertain 22 20% 
 71 20% 

No answer 3

 

Are there cultural areas which should be protected?

Yes             35      35% 
No 23 23% 
Uncertain 41 42% 
 99 100% 

No answer 13

Average days spent by each family on the land.

53 responses - Average of 73 days per family.

Most popular activities in order.

  1. Fishing
  2. Hunting
  3. Camping
  4. Wood cutting
  5. Trapping
  6. Gathering and harvesting
  7. Teaching young people
  8. Prospecting (18 of 112 or 16% said they spent time prospecting)

Would you or a family member be interested in participating in a workshop to locate and mark on a map the special sites requiring protection?

Yes             60     60% 
No 17 17% 
Uncertain 24 23% 

 

 

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