cultural feature identification
Cultural Feature Identification certification is awarded by the Council of the Haida Nation based on competency, as proven through testing.
Training courses that cover the identification of cultural plants, monumental cedar, heritage features, culturally modified trees and survey standards and methodology will be offered through the Council of the Haida Nation on a demand basis (approximately 10-12 participants required) and funding availability. Individuals can challenge the certification exams.
The first training program was held in November 2010 and consisted of 4 course modules.
Each module ranged between 2 to 6 days in length and was taught by 2 instructors who were experts in their field. The training was partially classroom based in Skidegate and Masset as well as offering a substantial field component.
A mentorship program was held in 2011 in partnership with Taan Forest Products to give four Haida forestry workers and four Haida youth hands on experience to help towards achieving CHN certification.
A 6 day training program covering Culturally Modified Trees and Archaeological features was offered in the fall of 2011 followed by a Monumental identification workshop in the fall of 2012. Another 6 day program covering the archaeological inventory training for crew members will likely be held in 2013.
Contact the CHN’s Natural Resource Department at 250-626-5252 for more information.
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