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Western Red Cedar – The Canary in the Coalmine signals that Climate Change is a Real Immediate Threat
“Some Western red cedars are struggling after repeated periods of drought and experts say the tree could vanish for good in spots with shallow, dry, rocky soil if current climate patterns continue.” Please Read the article here:CBC News:
Natural World Circle – What Does Shared Management Look Like?
The CPNW Circle recently met to discuss a range of issues – not the least of which is what “Shared Management” could look like. Chief Barry McKay chaired the meeting. In attendance was Chief Leduc and Chief Cameron Catcheway along with councilors Bradley Burns, Barry Bone, Ken Catcheway, Leroy Thompson, Albert Shorting, Emery Stagg and […]
Treaty Land Sharing Network – Can This Idea Take Root in Treaty 2 Territory?
Farmers, Ranchers and Indigenous People are Working Together in Saskatchewan to Allow Indigenous Rights Holders the Ability to Practice Their Rights on Private Land. With an estimated 85% of accessible land taken up by Newcomers in Manitoba it Can be Difficult to Find Areas to Practice our Rights. This CBC story tells of the Treaty […]
CPNW Attends Line 3-IAMC (Indigenous Advisory & Monitoring Committee) Line-Wide Virtual Gathering:
CPNW Staff attended the 2-day event to learn more about IAMC (Indigenous Advisory & Monitoring Committee). Enbridge is replacing an aging pipeline that runs through western T2 Territory. IAMC is about involving Indigenous Peoples in the Monitoring and oversight of Line 3. Day one started with an overview of Line-3-IAMC achievements to date, building partnerships […]
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.