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Making Maple Syrup – With Knowledge Keeper – Louis Malcolm:
On Sunday April 11, 2021 – Care and Protection of the Natural World Staff were honoured to be welcomed to the home of Louis Malcolm. We spent 8 hours learning from Louis about the process of collecting and processing Maple Sap into syrup.During the day we documented Louis’ knowledge using video cameras. The following is […]
As the ice starts to recede from our waterways we anticipate the arrival of the various Giigoohnag into our tributaries just as our ancestors have for thousands of years. Our members will make the pilgrimage to the various tributaries just to check which species has arrived. Our members will take Namebin (suckers) for the famous […]
Enjoying the Land and Spring Safely
Spring is here! Many people are out on the land and water practicing our inherent rights harvesting game and catching fish for the table or just connecting with the land as the ice thaws, the soil warms and the plants come back to life. As we practice our inherent right to harvest and enjoy the […]
Care and Protection of the Natural World Update – March 26, 2021
This past week CPNW has been planning the short term video production schedule for Springtime – 2021! Notably we would like to thank Elder Louie Malcolm for sharing his wisdom with us and the rest of the Treaty 2 Family by allowing us the opportunity to document the spring gathering and processing of Maple Syrup […]
Protecting Treaty 2 Territory
Treaty 2 Territory – April 24, 2020, 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. I would like to remind our citizens there are still some restrictions in place and to be cognizant of them to ensure we are compliant with the conservation measures that are in place.
Natural World – Chair
Darren Mousseau, Ebb and Flow
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.