The Chisasibi Research Centre
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Discovering New Ways of Learning:
Community Research Guided by Traditional Ecological Knowledge
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Explore Chisasibi Eeyou Resource and Research Institute (CERRI), the first of its kind in the Cree Nation of Chisasibi! Established in 2016, CERRI is dedicated to applied research and the preservation of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Come join us in our journey to discover and protect the environment
CERRI was established by the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in February 3, 2016 following the recommendation of the Migratory Bird Habitat Task Force:
‘’Establishment of a community-based research center. The center would organize and oversee applied research… It could also serve as a place where TEK [Traditional Ecological Knowledge] can be stored and accessed.’’
CERRI is a community-led and community-driven organization. Community members are thoroughly engaged in identifying key issues, generating ideas, and building solutions. Research projects are defined by land users and community members.
Traditional knowledge from elders and community members is one our pillars of understanding the environment.
CERRI conducts various research projects following a "two-eyed seeing" paradigm, meaning, integrating western research methods with Cree Traditional Ecological Knowledge.