Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives

CICADA (Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives) targets the conceptual and practical potential of Indigenous peoples’ collective life projects to generate innovative regimes of environmental protection and alternative visions of development. We bring together the projects of sixty-two academic co-investigators and collaborators, representing great depth and experience in partnered research with Indigenous partners globally. Particular regional comparative emphasis is placed on the Americas, East Africa, and Australia. Our research program is structured by five conceptual and two methodological research themes. Sébastien Caquard is the co-leader of the research theme on community mapping.

  • Funding

  • SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2014-2020)
  • FRQSC: Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (2014-2020)
  • Principal Investigator

  • Colin Scott
  • McGill University (Montreal)
  • Geomedia Team

  • Sébastien Caquard
  • Tom McGurk