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Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Land Use Plan Survey Part A- Jan 17th - Feb 28, 2022

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is creating a Land Use and Servicing Plan (LUSP) for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Community Lands. This LUSP will help guide the planning, development and infrastructure on community lands for the long-term future.

The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback from MSIFN community members to determine priorities, goals, opportunities for improvements, and concerns about current and future land development.

This survey is in 3 parts, please ensure you complete Part A, B, and C which will take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete for each part.

If you have any questions about the LSUP or this survey, please email Clayton Coppaway ccoppaway@dillion.ca or Stephanie Burnham, sburnham@dillon.ca or Rhonda Coppaway, rcoppaway@scugogfirstnation.com to learn more about the MSIFN Land Use and Servicing plan, please visit: https://engage.mysocialpinpoint.ca/msifn-lusp-faq You can send the completed survey to Monica Sanford at msanford@scugogfirstnation.com or mail back in the enclosed envelope.

Prize Draw Please complete the survey by Feb 28, 2022 to be entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. All individual responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for the purposes of helping to develop a LUSP for MSIFN. Non-identifiable aggregated summaries of responses will be reported as part of the LUSP. This means that no specific feedback can be linked back to you.

Thank you for your participation! Your feedback is important to us!

Polling completed February 28, 2022
Total number of voters: 23 (12% showed)
Polling stations reporting: 1 of 1
Voting Method Number of Ballots
In person ballots 0
Mail-in ballots 0
Electronic ballots 23
All custom answers

ABOUT YOU

1. Please select your age category:

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. 18 or under 0 0 0
b. 19-30 2 2 4
c. 29-50 1 12 13
d. 50+ 13 9 22
Spoiled 0 0 0

ABOUT YOU

2. Do you live on MSIFN community lands?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Yes 9 6 15
b. No 7 15 22
If no, where do you live? 0 14 14
Spoiled 0 0 0

Custom Answers

If no, where do you live?
on another reserve
keremeos bc
Hawaii
Vancouver, BC
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ABOUT YOU

3. If you do not live on MSIFN community lands, why?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Lack of housing 3 6 9
b. Employment Reasons 1 2 3
c. Educational Reasons 1 1 2
d. Preference 1 7 8
Other 0 12 12
Spoiled 10 0 10

Custom Answers

Other
at the time of my marriage i had no other choice but to transfer to my husbands reserve due to Indian Act
I live on MSIFN community lands
Removed
Born and raised in BC
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ABOUT YOU

4. How many people live in your Household?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. 1 6 5 11
b. 2 7 10 17
c. 3 0 3 3
d. 4 1 3 4
e. 5 0 1 1
f. 6+ 1 1 2
Spoiled 1 0 1

ABOUT YOU

5. What sector are you employed in?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
Mining/manufacturing/construction 0 0 0
Tourism/service/retail 0 2 2
Agriculture 1 0 1
Arts/culture 0 2 2
Professional/scientfic 1 3 4
Government/education/utilities 4 3 7
Self-employed 2 6 8
Not employed 2 3 5
Student 0 4 4
Other 0 6 6
Spoiled 6 0 6

Custom Answers

Other
semi retired
Retired Graphic Artist
N/A
Park/Forrest restoration
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Your perspectives on planning As we build the MSIFN Land Use Servicing Plan (LUSP), we need to understand your relationship to the land in order to clearly define the future that we envision for our community. To do this, we need to identify your community values and principles that will guide planning practices now and in the future.

6. What best describes MSIFN’s relationship to the land?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Great! MSIFN has sound planning practices that balance between modern and Anishinaabe ways of planning 5 7 12
b. It is okay. MSIFN makes sound choices and does the best we can, but there is room for improvement 9 13 22
c. MSIFN doesn’t plan well for the future generations 0 2 2
d. MSIFN needs to heal and rebuild its relationship to the land 1 6 7
Other 0 0 0
Spoiled 1 0 1

YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON PLANNING

7. What are your suggestions for improvement to MSIFN’s relationship to the land?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
Comment 0 23 23
Spoiled 16 0 16

Custom Answers

Comment
I would like the membership to have complete access to the water, do be able to participate in all aspects of their culture. we need more housing and safe walking, biking trails and open spaces for harvesting and recreation.
To create more wetlands in order to protect SAR and build beehives.
bring back the pow wow
Solar wind
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YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON PLANNING

8. MSIFN is doing enough to manage our lands and resources for future generations?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Strongly agree 2 4 6
b. Agree 9 11 20
c. I don't know 4 7 11
d. Disagree 0 2 2
e. Strongly disagree 1 1 2
Suggestions for Improvement 0 5 5
Spoiled 0 0 0

Custom Answers

Suggestions for Improvement
See 7. above
Secure water access, work toward food sovereignty, acquire more land, make space to be on the land and repair that relationship.
Buy land
I'm uncertain here. I know the intent of the Chief and Council but I don't know all the action. Perhaps I'm too busy to delve. Perhaps we need more communication avenues.
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YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON PLANNING

9. Select your top 3 priorities for the MSIFN Land Use Servicing Plan

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Environmental conservation and protection. 14 17 31
b. Assertion of MSIFN Rights and Interests 8 9 17
c. Community needs and services (Health, housing, etc.) 10 17 27
d. Food Sovereignty 2 3 5
e. Self-determination 1 2 3
f. Healing and medicine 2 7 9
g. Sustainability 11 12 23
Spoiled 0 0 0

YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON PLANNING

10. What are past land management practices that MSIFN should bring back?

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
What are past land management practices that MSIFN should bring back? 0 23 23
Spoiled 16 0 16

Custom Answers

What are past land management practices that MSIFN should bring back?
harvesting
Beehives, wild mushrooms and plant traditional medicines.
pow wows
N/a
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YOUR PERSPECTIVES ON PLANNING

11. What are the 5 most important factors you want to see reflected in the Land Use and Servicing Plan: (Select 5)

Option Mail In Electronic Total Votes
a. Land for housing (members) 12 15 27
b. Land for housing (leased to non-members for economic development) 2 6 8
c. Open space 4 5 9
d. Parks and recreation space 8 12 20
e. Environmental Protection 12 15 27
f. Sustainability/Climate Change Adaptation 8 13 21
g. Industrial lands for economic development 3 2 5
h. Commercial lands for economic development 9 9 18
i. Culture (e.g., signage, public art) 7 9 16
j. Community safety (e.g., lighting and street traffic) 8 5 13
k.k. Community space (e.g., land for community buildings, community garden) 3 8 11
Spoiled 0 0 0
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