The Use and Occupancy Study is the foundation of the GMP. In this study, we conduct interviews with current land users from all three Mi’gmaq communities. It shows us where and how our people are using the territory and which areas are a priority.


The Use and Occupancy Study can be used to inform decision-making related to community land use planning. It is used to investigate the vitality and importance of resource-based activity within the communities’ current life and culture.