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Reconciliation or The Status Quo?
The word Reconciliation has been bandied about in numerous government publications in recent years. It has rolled off the lips of several politicians of all stripes at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. It’s a word that is getting to be overused. One wonders if its been given a new meaning or we completely misunderstood […]
Fall. That special time of the year where our ancestors historically prepared for winter which is still practiced by many folks in our Nations. There is a special feeling in the air as fall approaches, the air is a little brisk and the leaves change color forming an interesting mosaic and paint a wonderful portrait […]
CPNW Visits Robert and Mary Maytwayashing
CPNW staff spent an afternoon with Knowledge Holders, Mary and Robert Maytwayashing to talk about the impact of climate change as they’ve witnessed over the years. Climate change has had a drastic impact on the Anishinabek, especially those that have practiced and continue to practice the inherent rights bestowed upon them by the creator. It […]
Care and Protection of the Natural World Circle – Treaty 2 150th Commemoration:
August 21st, 2021, 150th year after the original agreement of our ancestors to enter into Treaty 2 with the British Monarchy. As a young man I recall attending events on the 100th year of the commemoration of our ancestors agreeing to share our lands and territories with the monarchy. We have refrained from calling this […]
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.