Will I get paid if I do an interview?
Yes. There will be a $150 honorarium. Also, at the end of the project, there will be a feast in your community at which you will receive a large laminated, professionally made map biography displaying the information you provided at your interview. These maps are beautiful, and people love receiving them. It’s a way that your First Nation can thank you for providing them with something to help them protect your homeland and advocate for your rights.
Can I participate?
If you’re an adult Anishinaabe land user from Robinson Huron Treaty Territory and have direct personal harvesting experience (i.e. hunting, fishing, trapping, medicines, maple syrup, etc.).
We invite you to sign up for an interview; the more respondents we have, the stronger our final data and research will be. Your knowledge will be essential to our Treaty study process and the protection of our Treaty lands.
What is the interview like?
If you are one of the people your First Nation asks to do an interview, you will be pleasantly surprised by the time the session ends. It only takes, on average, less than two hours. The questions are straightforward because, after all, you are the world’s top expert on the topic of your life on the land.
The well-trained interviewers are competent and respectful and love working with harvesters to help them produce their map biographies. Most participants end up commenting that they enjoyed the experience. Believe it or not, being interviewed for this is fun.