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Create an unlimited number of Research Project pages containing interviews, workshops, and fieldwork information from community members. Each of these pages stores notes, photos, audio and video files with built-in media players and maps of Traditional Use (TU) Values identified through Google Earth, GIS, or GPS.

Video clips and photos can be added to mapped sites, creating an interactive map with TU Value labels, links to individual TU Value pages, and associated video and photos. Additionally, detailed species profiles can be used to track and monitor species habitat location and impacts of development.

Consultation/Referrals Management

The CKK is the only consultation/referrals tracking software that integrates web-based mapping technologies, compatible both with GIS and Google Earth, and existing Traditional Use data to empower communities to efficiently respond to referrals/consultation from industry and government. As a result, the entire referrals/consultation review and response can be completed entirely online through the CKK.

The CKK manages the review process for Environmental Assessment, Traditional Use Sites Impact Assessment, impact on animal habitats, Trapline holders, etc. The CKK also provides a response letter mechanism for writing and sending responses to industry on a per consultation/referral basis. Response letters and other communications conducted through the CKK are automatically tracked and stored in a consultation record.

Digital Community Archive

Keeping digital records of community documents, photos, audio and videos provides a rich resource for young and old community members.

The CKK archive is a robust and user-friendly place to upload and view all multimedia content categorized by type, author, date, keywords, etc. A simple search function allows users to easily find documents site-wide as the contents of all PDFs and Word documents are text-searchable within the CKK.


  • In 2011 and 2012 I had the opportunity to work on a Traditional Land Use Study in which we mapped community members’ cultural practices and land use in our traditional territory. The information we collected was recorded and stored to the Community KnowledgeKeeper so that it would be kept safe for generations to come. The folks at Kwusen were very helpful and using the CKK was easy.
    Miranda Buffalo, Wahpeton Dakota First Nation
  • Since the MCFN GIR has adopted the CKK system, it has enhanced our Consultation workflow and we are able to manage industry consultation in a more meaningful way. The CKK system serves many useful tools that make my job a lot easier, especially for early notifications that are submitted by various proponents.
    Melanie Dene, Regulatory Coordinator, Mikisew Cree GIR
  • The CKK is like having our own Wikipedia database for anything related to our nation. It is a powerful resource for students, researchers, administration staff and anyone doing work for our community to draw from. It is a library that never loses its books, with a reference section that you are allowed to check out.
    Charlene Everson, K'ómoks First Nation


Kwusen Research & Media

Victoria, BC