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Every day is Earth Day when you are Anishinaabe!
Years of rapid environmental decline. Living under the pandemic. These issues have done well demonstrating that we are currently experiencing existential environmental threats – the kind of which we have not witnessed before. Much of Humanity – certainly Western society – is justifiably consumed by “eco-anxiety” according to many in the therapeutic professions. Suiting then […]
Avian Influenza – Information to Keep us All Safe on the Land:
CPNWC has received some information from Indigenous Services Canada regarding avian influenza. Please take a moment to read the following in order keep yourself and our communities safe: Avian Influenza Issue: Recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in birds in Canada and associated risk to food security and health of Indigenous Peoples. […]
Spring 2022 Flood Outlook
First, I want to acknowledge Joanne Robertson, Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse for the work they do to teach our youth about the importance of water. Please have a look at their book “Nibi is Water / Nibi aawon nbiish”.As part of our work routine CPNWC Staff have been watching the Province of Manitoba’s flood […]
The Municipal Governments in Treaty 2 Territory:
Many of the modern-day provincial settler’s government entities reside within the boundaries of the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territorial Boundary (Est. 1871). Particularly the province of Manitoba. When discussing modern settler governments, it is helpful to look at the smaller entities at what is considered local levels. Inevitably we will deal with […]
Protecting Treaty 2 Territory
Treaty 2 Territory – May 5th, 2021, Boozhoo Aaniin, I would first like to encourage all of you to remain safe and vigilant as we navigate our way through COVID 19. Steps are in place to keep our communities and our families safe.
As the weather warms up the ice is receding and the water is flowing, which means the spring spawn is almost here. The Dauphin Lake Tributaries are a favorite gathering spot for a lot of our families as they get their feed of spring fish from the spring run off.
Natural World – Chair
Chief Barry McKay, Tootinaowaziibeeng
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT
Across the board, laws dealing with environmental, land and water protection tend to be regulatory in nature, complex and costly to develop, implement and enforce. On the other hand, they are an important aspect of governance of any jurisdiction, particularly for Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan and its First Nations within Treaty 2 Territory because of the cultural values connected with the natural world.