Pre-orders for the new book Living Proof now accepted

The Union of BC Indian Chiefs and Ecotrust Canada are happy to announce the publication of Living Proof: The Essential Data-Collection Guide for Indigenous Use-and-Occupancy Map Surveys, the much-anticipated follow-up to the popular Chief Kerry’s Moose: A Guidebook to Land Use and Occupancy Mapping, Research Design published in 2000.

Living Proof is much more than a simple guidebook. It is a comprehensive manual of best practices and guidance for conducting land use and occupancy research. Written by Terry Tobias, the book is supported by the knowledge of practitioners across the country and the generations of experiences of many Indigenous communities within their respective territories throughout Canada, Alaska and Australia. The methodology is grounded in social science but presented in an easy to read style. Living Proof contains hundreds of maps, photos and graphics making it not just an instructive guidebook but also a beautiful book to have, read and explore.

We are now taking advance orders for copies of the limited print run. We anticipate shipping to begin in late January. While we are looking to create an online, accessible version, at 486 pages with over 300 maps and images, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to have a copy for use in your work or home! 

View the table of contents at  

Place your order by downloading the order form at and send the completed form either by fax at (604) 684-5726 or via email at  

With a small print-run of 3,700 copies we are encouraging early orders.
We expect the books to be available by the end of January 2010 and a digital version is planned for distribution in the first half of 2010.

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UBCIC is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.